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  • THE RAGE

    The early 21st century has been defined by a rise in Islamist radicalization and a concurrent rise in far right extremism. The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far Right Extremism explores the interaction between the “new” far right and Islamist extremists and considers the consequences for the global terror threat.

    Julia Ebner argues that far right and Islamist extremist narratives ? “The West is at war with Islam” and “Muslims are at war with the West” – complement each other perfectly, making the two extremes rhetorical allies and building a spiralling torrent of hatred – The Rage. By looking at extremist movements both online and offline, she shows how far right and Islamist extremists have succeeded in penetrating each other’s echo chambers as a result of their mutually useful messages.

    Based on first-hand interviews, this book introduces readers to the world of reciprocal radicalization and the hotbeds of extremism that have developed ? with potentially disastrous consequences – in the UK, Europe and the U.S.

     2,495
  • FROM WOMEN TO THE WORLD

    Acclaimed writer Elif Shafak writes a letter to Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand after the Christchurch attack. Actress Yasmine AlMassri pens a poem about war for her mother. Activist and TV presenter June Sarpong addresses designer Diane Von Furstenberg.

    These are a few of the moving and insightful letters that make up From Women to the World, a book by journalist, author and executive Elizabeth Filippouli, which brings together letters from a global group of accomplished women – politicians, royalty, actors, writers, activists and more ? every one addressed to a woman who means something to each of them. The results are extraordinary, heartfelt letters to historical figures, mentors, family members or inspiring ordinary people. Each is based on these women’s personal histories and experiences, drawing attention to social issues such as homelessness, war, LGBT activism, mental health care or the plight of international refugees.

    From Women to the World is more than a simple collection of letters – it is a book that shows a new model of leadership based on emotional intelligence and demonstrates how we have the wisdom to inspire, motivate and reinvent our world.

     3,995
  • DIALOGUE IN PALESTINE

    Since 1993, various international donors have poured money into a People-to-People (P2P) diplomacy programme in Palestine. This grassroots initiative – still funded by prominent external donors today – seeks to foster public engagement through contact and therefore remove deeply embedded barriers. This book examines the limited nature of this ‘contact’ and explains why the P2P framework, which was ostensibly concerned with the promotion of peace, ultimately served to reinforce conflict and power relations. The book is based on the author’s own experience of the solidarity activities during the First Intifada and her first-hand involvement as a coordinator of the P2P projects implemented during the 1990s. It provides a much-needed critical account of the internationally-sponsored peace process and develops new theoretical analyses of settler colonialism.

     


    ISBN: 9781838603847
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE DIPLOMACY PROGRAMME AND THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
    Author: NADIA NASER-NAJJAB

     1,495
  • PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD


    ISBN: 9780755635924
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: ISLAMIST WRITINGS ON RESISTANCE AND RELIGION

    Author: ERIK SKARE

     1,495
  • THE PALESTINIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT IN LEBANON


    ISBN: 9780755602834
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle:

    Author: ERLING LORENTZEN SOGGE

     1,495
  • JIHADISM IN PAKISTAN

    Pakistan is host to the largest concentration of jihadist groups in the world. Since the 1980s, the Pakistani state has been accused of sponsoring local jihadist groups and sending Pakistani volunteers to support them.

    This book is based on almost 114 interviews, conducted mainly in Urdu and Pashto, from within Al-Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups. It examines the relationship between the Pakistani security agencies and Al-Qaeda, and how they both became entangled and used by the local jihadists they were themselves trying to exploit. The interviews paint a picture of the shifting strategies and priorities of the different jihadi groups in the early 21st century, covering their ideological objectives, their agreements and disagreements over tactics, as well as pressure from rival militant groups and internal factionalism.

    The book is the most in-depth study of jihadism in Pakistan, and Antonio Giustozzi highlights the strategies global jihadists deployed after 9/11 and how Al-Qaeda tried to manage the largest jihadist group in Pakistan, the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The book also covers other key issues in South Asian security, such as the impact of Islamic State on Al Qaeda’s power after 2014, why Al-Qaeda continue to back the TTP, and what is happening with the groups focused on taking jihad to Kashmir and India.

    ISBN: 9780755647385

    AUTHOR: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI
    ISBN: 9780755647385
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: AL-QAEDA, ISLAMIC STATE AND THE LOCAL MILITANTS
    Author: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI

     1,495
  • NEW SPACES OF EXPLORATIONGEOGRAPHIES OF DISCOVERY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


    ISBN: 9781848850170
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: GEOGRAPHIES OF DISCOVERY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
    Author: SIMON NAYLOR

     5,549
  • HAFIZ AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES


    ISBN: 9781848851443
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: POETRY, PERFORMANCE AND PATRONAGE IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY IRAN
    Author: DOMINIC PARVIZ BROOKSHAW

     36,359
  • AMERICA & ISLAMSOUNDBITES, SUICIDE BOMBS AND THE ROAD TO DONALD TRUMP

    Donald Trump’s first term as the 45th President of the United States of America has shocked the world. His attitudes towards Islam became a key point of contention on the campaign trail, and in power Trump has continued his war of divisive words and deeds. Here, acclaimed journalist Lawrence Pintak scrutinizes America’s relationship with Islam since its foundation. Casting Donald Trump as a symptom of decades of misunderstanding and demonization of the Islamic world, as well as a cause of future tensions, Pintak shows how and why America’s relationship with the world’s largest religion has been so fractious, damaging and self-defeating.

    Featuring unique interviews with victims and perpetrators of Trump’s policies, as well as analysis of the media’s role in inflaming debate, America & Islam seeks to provide a complete guide to the twin challenges of terrorism and the polarizing rhetoric that fuels it, and sketches out a future based on co-operation and the reassertion of democratic values.
    ISBN: 9781784539092
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: SOUNDBITES, SUICIDE BOMBS AND THE
    ROAD TO DONALD TRUMP
    Author: LAWRANCE PINTAK

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  • OIL SHOCK THE 1973 CRISIS AND ITS ECONOMIC LEGACY


    ISBN: 9781784535568
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE 1973 CRISIS AND ITS ECONOMIC LEGACY
    Author: ELISABETTA BINI

     27,875
  • CONFRONTING AN EMPIRE CONSTRUCT A NATION

    This groundbreaking book re-examines the rise of nationalism in Palestinian politics, using a wide range of sources. Matthews argues that the advocacy of nationalist identity was inextricably interlinked with resistance to British imperialism. He probes early self-perceptions of Palestinian nationalism and its changing relationship with Islamic and pan-Arab identities.
    ISBN: 1845111737
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: ARAB NATIONALISTS AND POPULAR POLITICS IN MANDATE PALESTINE
    Author: WELDON

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  • OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

    In the fog of the 1967 war and its aftermath, Israel’s politicians and generals took a series of fateful decisions that led to an unplanned, bitter and seemingly endless occupation. Gershom Gorenberg takes us behind the scenes of history to glimpse those decisions being made. He reveals for the first time the real motivations, influences and strategies of key players such as Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir and Vigal Allon. He shows how secular, well-informed Labour politicians allowed policy to be determined by a potent combination of religious radicalism and military fearfulness. The result was the growth of settlements in the occupied territories even though, as Gorenberg reveals, key decision-makers at the time knew that this was illegal.

    The spoils of the 1967 war were in fact a mixed blessing for Israel. Today the settlements constitute a major obstacle to the two-state solution for which most Israelis yearn. As the resistance to the 2005 Gaza disengagement illustrated, the passions, ambitions and political alliances that gave rise to Israel’s pursuit of ‘The Whole Land from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River, remain potent forces in Israeli politics today. Gorenberg’s book captures these moods, personalities and ideologies as no other writing on the subject has done, and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand not only the occupation, but the motives and missteps of the occupiers.
    ISBN: 1845114305
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ISRAEL’S SETTLEMENTS
    Author: GERSHOM GORENBERG

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  • BETWEEN REVOLUTION AND STATE

    This book examines the most important writings of a tenth-century Islamic theologian and jurist who were one of the most original thinkers of his period. It argues that Qadi al-Numan’s works constituted new and vital genres in Ismaili Shi’i literature, a development necessitated by the Fatimid’s transition from revolutionary movement to statehood, and by their desire to establish their authority as the Shf’i alternative to the Sunni Abbasid caliphate.

    Already famous in the Fatimid era, al-Nut man left a legacy which includes a formalised school of law an early record of the Fatimid achievement in his historical and biographical works, new interpretations of Islamic doctrine explored in his legal and esoteric writings and the formulation of a ceremonial language in his work on court protocol. Between Revolution and State explores all of these literary genres in depth and presents a sophisticated and readable analysis of one of the seminal figures of Islamic and Islamic history.
    ISBN: 1850438823
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE PATH OF FATIMID STATEHOOD
    Author: SUMAIYA A. HAMDANI

     7,714
  • THE TRIUMPH OF MILITARY ZIONISM

    Why did Israel shift from a state based on pioneering egalitarianism and “making the desert bloom” to one which is chiefly known for its military prowess? Colin Shindler examines Israel’s shift to the right at the hands of Menachem Begin, the supposed “disciple” of Vladimir Jabotinsky. He demonstrates through previously unpublished sources how Israel drifted away from Jabotin sky’s ideas towards a maxima list Zionism promoted by Begin.
    ISBN: 1845110307
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: NATIONALISM AND THE ORIGINS OF THE ISRAELI RIGHTS
    Author: COLIN SHINDLER

     14,656
  • A HISTORY OF WATER


    ISBN: 1850434476
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE WORLD OF WATER VOLUME III
    Author: T. TVEDT

     23,140
  • A HISTORY OF WATER


    ISBN: 185043445X
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: WATER CONTROL AND RIVER BIOGRAPHIES VOLUME I
    Author: T. TVEDT

     23,140
  • FROM EMPIRE TO ORIENT

    This book offers an alternative perspective on Britain’s late imperial period by looking at the lives and the writings of the men who chose to defy the conventional social and political attitudes of the British ruling classes towards the Near East. Between the Greek revolt in 1830 and the fall of the Caliphate in 1924 a different kind of voice was heard that was both anti-Imperialist and pro-Islamic. Geoffrey Nash places David Urquhart passionate belief in the ideal of municipal government in Turkey, W.S. Blunt’s enthusiasm for the Egyptian reformers of the Azhar, E.G. Browne’s zeal for the Persian revolution and Marmaduke Pickthall’s advocacy of the cause of the Young Turks into their political and historical context and into the context of their writings.
    ISBN: 185043767X
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: TRAVELLERS TO THE MIDDLE EAST 1830-1926
    Author: GEOFFREY NASH

     7,558
  • THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF CENTRAL ASIA

    This timely book focuses on the newly independent Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union. It examines the recent economic and political developments in these states with reference to the lingering legacy of Tsarist and Soviet rule, the resurgence of an Islamic political identity, the persistence of ethnic allegiances and rivalries, and the nascent democratic aspirations of their peoples. A distinguishing feature of the book is its emphasis on the long-standing religious, ethnic and cultural ties between the peoples of Central Asia and those of the four Southwest Asian states of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey. Viewing the new alliances, rivalries and potential conflicts among these states, the authors provide an informed and incisive assessment of the geopolitics of a region with a population of over 300 million people where future developments will carry heavy implications for the West.
    ISBN: 185043736X
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE U.S. IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
    Author: ALI BANUAZIZI

     10,047
  • THE MASNAVI OF RUMI


    ISBN: 9781788313148
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: A NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES – 2 VOLS SET
    Author: JALALODDIN RUMI

     40,400
  • PERSIAN LYRIC POETRY IN THE CLASSICAL ERA, 800-1500


    ISBN: 9781788318242
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: GHAZALS, PANEGYRICS AND QUATRAINS : A HISTORY OF PERSIAN LITERATURE VOL. II
    Author: EHSAN YARSHATER

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