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  • KHOMEINI

    This biography examines the process which saw an old Muslim theologian overthrow the Shah of Iran and become the leader of a militant Islamic regime. It examines the background and early life of the Ayatollah and the ideas and beliefs that lay behind his opposition to the Shah and formed the foundation of the new Islamic state.
    ISBN: 1850431280
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: LIFE OF THE AYATOLLAH
    Author: BAQER MOIN

     994
  • ROADS AND RIVALSTHE POLITICS OF ACCESS IN THE BORDERLANDS OF ASIA

    Roads and Rivals is highly topical in today’s international climate. It concerns an area of great strategic importance about which little is known. It adopts a radical new approach to an area where tension is high: because of the conflict in Afghanistan, because of Pakistan’s move to acquire nuclear weapons, because of the traditional hostility between India and Pakistan, and because of the potentially volatile ethnic and sociological divisions within the region.
    ISBN: 1850431450
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: THE POLITICS OF ACCESS IN THE BORDERLANDS OF ASIA
    Author: MAHNAZ Z. ISPAH

     9,010
  • OUT OF EVIL

    George Bush’s “Axis of Evil” was the expression of a new rhetoric of morality in world affairs, mirroring the ideology of the president and his neoconservative policy advisors. In its fight against evil, the U.S. has economically and politically broken the Soviet Union, waged war against Afghanistan, toppled the Taliban regime, confronted Al-Qaeda, and threatened Syria, Iran, and Northern Korea. But what is this notion of “evil,” which has become part of the language of international politics? What are its historical origins and its moral, political, and legal foundations? Is the fight against evil merely a new form of imperialism?

    In this powerful new book, Stephen Chan tackles the notion of evil in international relations and warns against its potency as a tool for policy makers. The war of ideas is closely examined and its practical and political implications – from Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man to Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order to Robert Kagan’s Of Paradise and Power – are given close critical attention.

    The greatest danger in combating what is broadly defined as evil, Chan concludes, lies in a failure to grasp its nuanced nature in favor of attempts to vanquish it with unprecedented might.
    ISBN: 1850434204
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: NEW INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND OLD DOCTRINES OF WAR
    Author: STEPHEN CHAN

     994
  • CRADLE OF ISLAM

    In 1932, the Al Saud family officially incorporated the Kingdom of the Hijaz into the new Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Hijazis became a people without a country of their own. Cradle of Islam focuses on contemporary Hijazi life and culture made subservient to the dominant national rules of Saudi Arabia, as dictated by a political and religious elite rooted in the central Najd region of the country. But centralisation was not enough to assimilate or tame Saudi Arabia’s distinct regional cultures. The Al Saud family could rule but not fully integrate. This book is an insider’s account of the hidden world of the Hijazis including their rituals which have helped to preserve Hijazi identity until now.
    ISBN: 1850437106
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: THE HIJAZ AND THE QUEST FOR AN ARABIAN IDENTITY
    Author: MAI YAMANI

     1,595
  • RESURRECTING EMPIRE

    Rashid Khalidi’s powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our most recent Middle East incursions. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the political and cultural history of the region as well as interviews and documents, Khalidi paints a chilling scenario of our present situation and yet offers a tangible alternative that can help us find the path to peace rather than Empire. This cogent and highly accessible book should help U.S. citizens to recognize better solutions.
    ISBN: 1850439036
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: WESTERN FOOTPRINT AND AMERICA’S PERILOUS PATH IN THE MIDDLE EAST
    Author: RASHID KHALIDI

     895
  • JIHAD

    In recent years, the world order has been rocked by an explosive, unexpected and extraordinary phenomenon: political Islam. Beginning in the early 1910s, militants revolted against the regimes in power across the Muslim world and exacerbated political conflicts internationally. Their jihad – or ‘Holy Struggle’ – aimed to establish a global Islamic state based solely on a strict interpretation of the Qur’an. Jihad is the first comprehensive attempt to follow the history and spread of this new political-religious phenomenon today, from the rise of Al Qaeda to the explosion of support for Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad in the wake of the Second Palestinian Intifada. It is the definitive work on what the West has called ‘Islamic Fundamentalism’, and offers the boldest assessment of its past, its present, and where it might lead in future. Jihad is vital reading for everyone concerned with the state of the world today.
    ISBN: 1860646840
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: THE TRAIL OF POLITICAL ISLAM
    Author: GILLES KEPEL

     795
  • THE VISION OF ISLAM

    This introduction to Islam for Western readers explores the fundamental religious beliefs held by Muslims for nearly 1400 years. It covers the four dimensions of Islam – practice, faith, spirituality and the Islamic view of history, as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel. Interweaving teachings from the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet, and the great authorities of the tradition, the book introduces the essentials of each dimension. It then goes on to describe how each has been manifest in Islamic institutions throughout the course of history.
    ISBN: 1860640222
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle:
    Author: SACHIKO MURTAZA

     695
  • THE NEW FACE OF TERRORISM


    ISBN: 1860644600
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: THREATS FROM WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
    Author: NADINE GURR AND

     994
  • A MODERN HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD

    The Islamic World — comprising those countries where Islam is the dominant or single most important religion — covers territories as far apart as Morocco and Indonesia, Somalia and Bosnia, and includes an extraordinarily diverse range of societies and cultures. A Modern History of the Islamic World provides a comprehensive history of these societies in the twentieth century, looking both at what they have in common and at their equally profound differences. Political change provides the chronological framework but is explored throughout in the context of culture and society. Opening with a survey of the impact of colonialism and its attendant modernism on the Islamic world, the eminent scholar Reinhard Schulze moves onto examine the rise of bourgeois nationalism in the 1920s and 1930s. He charts the era of the independence movements (1939—58) and the complex relationship between Islamic cultures and the ‘republican’ political culture of the Third World (1955—73). Schulze demonstrates how the reassertion of Islamic ideologies in the 1970s and 1980s — and the issues surrounding the relationship between Islamic culture and civil society have dominated debate throughout the 1990s.
    ISBN: 186064340X
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle:
    Author: REINHARD SCHULZ

     11,992
  • ISLAM TODAY

    Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, and over ten million in the West, most discussions of Islam are based on clichés or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulf of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition to the modern world, or barbaric punishments for petty crimes. One cannot fully come to terms with modern Islam without understanding its sources and traditions.
    ISBN: 1860642578
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSLIM WORLD
    Author: AKBAR S. AHMED

     535
  • AN ISLAMIC UTOPIAN

    Ali Shari’ati is, for many, the ideological father of the Iranian revolution. A charismatic leader and teacher, his radical blend of Islam and Marxism mobilised a whole generation of young Iranians. This first full-length political biography looks at Ali Shari’ati’s life and thought in the context of the complex and contradictory cultural, social and political conditions of the Iranian society that shaped him. Covering his upbringing in provincial Mashhad, his life as a student in Paris during the early 1960s, his subsequent development as a religious and revolutionary thinker at odds with both the Pahlavi regime and the Shi’i clerical establishment to his death in exile at the age of forty-four, Ali Rahnema unravels much of the enigma that surrounds this important figure.
    ISBN: 1860641180
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY OF ALI SHARI’ ATI
    Author: ALI RAHNEMA

     15,817
  • THE PRIEST AND THE KING


    ISBN: 1860643191
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT IF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION
    Author: DESMOND HARNEY

     9,811
  • THE CONSTITUTION OF IRAN


    ISBN: 1860642535
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: POLITICS AND THE STATE IN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC
    Author: ASGHAR SCHIRAZI

     6,787
  • MUSLIM KINGSHIP

    This study outlines the main features of the theory and practice of political power in Muslim polities in the Middle Ages against the background of Near Eastern traditions of kingship, particularly Hellenistic, Persian, and Byzantine. The early Arab-Muslim polity is treated as an integral part of late Antiquity and the book explores the way in which older traditions were transposed into Islamic form and given specifically Islamic textual sanction.
    ISBN: 1860640532
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: POWER AND THE SACRED IN MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN, AND PAGAN POLITIES
    Author: AZIZ AL-AZMEH

     15,817
  • ISLAMIC LAW

    This classic study deals with the theory and practice of Islamic law in both the formative classic and modern periods and over a range of societies. It is divided into four sections dealing with legal theory; fatwas and muftis in classical Islamic law; the position of religious minorities under Islamic law, and modern developments in Islamic law. The book explores the concept of Ijtihad, or juristic disgression–the process through which a jurist apprehends God’s law and can turn it into a legal ruling–and how this has influenced the formulations of law in both Sunni and Shi’i Islam. The subject is viewed from an historical as well as a theoretical angle.
    ISBN: 1860641199
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: THEORY AND PRACTICE
    Author: ROBERT GLEAVE

     20,023
  • POLITICAL ISLAM

    Bringing together articles and writing on political Islam, this work challenges generalisations about what the Western media and political establishments call Islamic fundamentalism and shows the complexity of these movements. Issues covered include gender relations and popular culture.
    ISBN: 1860641342
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: ESSAYS FROM MIDDLE EAST REPORT
    Author: BY JOEL BEININ AND JOE STROK

     15,817
  • KASHMIR IN THE CROSSFIRE

    Why has the valley of Kashmir, famed for its beauty and tranquillity, become a major flashpoint? Given the location of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on the borders of China and Central Asia, the insurgency in the valley threatens the stability of a region of great strategic importance, challenging the integrity of the Indian union and creating potentially disastrous tensions between India and Pakistan which may yet escalate into a greater regional conflict. Kashmir in the Crossfire offers a very readable, carefully documented but highly accessible account of the origins, development and implications of this contentious issue. Beginning with the early history of the independent kingdom of Kashmir, Schofield traces the origins of the modern state in the 19th century, including the controversial ‘sale’ by the British of a predominantly Muslim Kashmir to a Hindu ruler in 1846. She examines the implications for the people when in 1947 the Maharaja came to choose between joining Muslim Pakistan and secular, yet majority Hindu, India and shows why both neighboring countries, India and Pakistan, continue to argue over the status of Jammu and Kashmir which, according to recommendations passed by the UN, was to be determined by the will of the people. Drawing upon research in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Pakistan, and a range of historical sources, Schofield analyses critically the actions of the key players who, throughout its history, have contributed to the current militarization of the valley. And with the help of numerous interviews she takes into account the hopes and fears of all the interested parties — Pakistan, India and the people of Jammu and Kashmir who are themselves divided, not only by their linguistic and cultural traditions, but also in their objectives.
    ISBN: 1860641458
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle:
    Author: VICTORIA SCHOFIELD

     995
  • THE VANGUARD OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION


    ISBN: 1850438641
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: THE JAMA’AT-I ISLAM OF PAKISTAN
    Author: SAYYED VALI REZ

     495
  • EMPIRE AND ISLAM

    ISBN: D3360 – Paperback
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    ISBN: 185043123X
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    Subtitle: PUNJAB AND THE MAKING OF PAKISTAN
    Author: DAVID GILMARTIN

     10,010