The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 0802194524
ISBN 13: 9780802194527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader Book Review:

“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology” (Publishers Weekly). In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today. With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand. “Ambitious . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780802145772
ISBN 13: 0802145779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader Book Review:

An anthology of documents and contemporary scholarship traces the history of the core Islamic lands from their Golden Age to today, revealing the Muslim world's multi-faceted societies, political systems, key figures, and relationships with outside groups. Original.

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:612657667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader Book Review:

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780802139368
ISBN 13: 0802139361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader Book Review:

An anthology of documents and contemporary scholarship traces the history of the core Islamic lands from their Golden Age to today, revealing the Muslim world's multi-faceted societies, political systems, key figures, and relationships with outside groups. Original.

The History of the Book in the Middle East

The History of the Book in the Middle East
Author: Geoffrey Roper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351888285
ISBN 13: 9781351888288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Book in the Middle East Book Review:

This selection of papers by scholarly specialists offers an introduction to the history of the book and book culture in West Asia and North Africa from antiquity to the 20th century. The flourishing and long-lived manuscript tradition is discussed in its various aspects - social and economic as well as technical and aesthetic. The very early but abortive introduction of printing - long before Gutenberg - and the eventual, belated acceptance of the printed book and the development of print culture are explored in further groups of papers. Cultural, aesthetic, technological, religious, social, political and economic factors are all considered throughout the volume. Although the articles reflect the predominance in the area of Muslim books - Arabic, Persian and Turkish - the Hebrew, Syriac and Armenian contributions are also discussed. The editor’s introduction provides a survey of the field from the origins of writing to the modern literary and intellectual revivals.

Women in Islam and the Middle East

Women in Islam and the Middle East
Author: Ruth Roded
Publsiher: I.B. Tauris
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015076110660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Islam and the Middle East Book Review:

These readings cover various aspects of women's experience in the Middle East, including legal, domestic, political, religious and cultural factors. Introductions explain the background of each source and discuss the questions raised.

The Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World

The Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World
Author: University of London. Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Publsiher: I.B. Tauris
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2000-06-08
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110348195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World Book Review:

Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, much attention has been focused on an international standard on human rights applicable to all cultures. But is this standard observed by Middle Eastern and Islamic governments and enforced by their judiciaries? In this country-by-country survey, a range of distinguished scholars, practitioners and judges explore how the concepts of ""the Rule of Law"" and ""Human Rights"" are being debated and applied in the Middle East.

Globalization and Geopolitics in the Middle East

Globalization and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007-03-14
ISBN 10: 1134092377
ISBN 13: 9781134092376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Geopolitics in the Middle East Book Review:

Examining globalization in the Middle East, this book provides a much needed assessment of the impact of globalization in the ‘greater’ Middle East, including North Africa, in the context of the powerful geopolitical forces at work in shaping the region today. Written by a well-known authority in this area, this book demonstrates that, unlike in other regions, such as East Asia, geopolitics has been a critical factor in driving globalization in the Middle East. The author argues that whereas elsewhere globalisation has opened up the economy, society, culture and attitudes to the environment; in the Middle East it has had the opposite effect, with poor state formation, little interregional trade, foreign and interregional investment, and reassertion of traditional identities. This book explores the impact of globalization on the polities, economies and social environment of the greater Middle East, in the context of the region’s position as the central site of global geopolitical competition at the start of the twenty-first century.

Churchill and the Islamic World

Churchill and the Islamic World
Author: Warren Dockter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-03-20
ISBN 10: 1786739852
ISBN 13: 9781786739858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill and the Islamic World Book Review:

Winston Churchill began his career as a junior officer and war correspondent in the North West borderlands of British India, and this experience was the beginning of his long relationship with the Islamic world. Overturning the widely-accepted consensus that Churchill was indifferent to, and even contemptuous of, matters concerning the Middle East, this book unravels Churchill's nuanced understanding of the edges of the British Empire. Warren Dockter analyses the future Prime Minister's experiences of the East, including his work as Colonial Under-Secretary in the early 1900s, his relations with the Ottomans and conduct during the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-16, his arguments with David Lloyd- George over Turkey, and his pragmatic support of Syria and Saudi Arabia during World War II.Challenging the popular depiction of Churchill as an ignorant imperialist when it came to the Middle East, Dockter suggests that his policy making was often more informed and relatively progressive when compared to the Orientalist prejudices of many of his contemporaries.

The Contemporary Middle East

The Contemporary Middle East
Author: Karl Yambert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0429972539
ISBN 13: 9780429972539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary Middle East Book Review:

The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region s most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors. Contributors include notable academic authors Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., the late William L. Cleveland, Shibley Telhami, David W. Lesch, Bernard Reich, and Phebe Marr, complemented by selections from recent general-interest books by Marwan Bishara, Mark Perry, and Eugene Rogan, among others. With twelve new chapters, the third edition is a probing examination of the current affairs of the Middle East. Its multiple readings on strategic pairings of topics (Israel and the Palestinians, Iraq and Iran, Egypt and Syria) illuminate the region s key issues from a variety of perspectives. Part- and chapter-opening summaries help establish background and context, and a new concluding chapter by Shibley Telhami, written specifically for this volume, candidly addresses fundamental questions about the United States and the Middle East today. Student resources include an annotated table of contents, a select bibliography, a glossary, brief biographies of notable persons, a chronology, and a summary of recent events, in addition to numerous maps.

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam
Author: Rudolph Peters
Publsiher: Markus Wiener Pub
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781558763814
ISBN 13: 1558763813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam Book Review:

This editions includes a new chapter on the"Notion of Jihad at the Turn of the 21st Century, n upadated bibliography and a new introduction.Review of the 1996 Edition:" It helps us understand the wider social and moral senses of Jihad"-_Library JournalThis book demonstrates that the notion of jihad (?Holy War?) is very much alive in the Islamic world, and plays a prominent political role. Western observers usually associate jihad with fanaticism, while Islamists emphasize its mission as a crusade against drugs and other societal scourges. ?Six Islamic texts are presented which compiler Peters has translated. These texts include, first of all, a number of hadiths which present the ?raw material? for Islamic law. The texts that follow include portions from Malik?s Al-Muwatta, the chapter on Jihad from Averrroes? legal handbook al-Bidaya, teachings of Ibn Taymiyya on Jihad, the Ottoman Jihad Fatwa of 1914, and Mahmud Shaltut?s treatise Koran and Fighting (which is a modernist interpretation of jihad). These texts are followed by two well-written articles by Peters. This is a very valuable work for all who wish to understand the meaning, importance, and practice of Jihad for Muslims today as well as in the past. Highly recommended.? ?ChoiceRudolph F. Peters, University of Amsterdam and director of the Netherlands Institute in Cairo, is the author of Islam and Colonialism and numerous other books.

Cold War in the Islamic World

Cold War in the Islamic World
Author: Dilip Hiro
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN 10: 0190050330
ISBN 13: 9780190050337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold War in the Islamic World Book Review:

For four decades Saudi Arabia and Iran have vied for influence in the Muslim world. At the heart of this ongoing Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran lie the Sunni-Shia divide, and the two countries' intertwined histories. Saudis see this as a conflict between Sunni and Shia; Iran's ruling clerics view it as one between their own Islamic Republic and an illegitimate monarchy. This foundational schism has played out in a geopolitical competition for dominance in the region: Iran has expanded its influence in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, while Saudi Arabia's hyperactive crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, has intervened in Yemen, isolated Qatar and destabilized Lebanon. Dilip Hiro examines the toxic rivalry between the two countries, tracing its roots and asking whether this Islamic Cold War is likely to end any time soon.

Values and Perceptions of the Islamic and Middle Eastern Publics

Values and Perceptions of the Islamic and Middle Eastern Publics
Author: M. Moaddel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2007-02-05
ISBN 10: 0230603335
ISBN 13: 9780230603332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values and Perceptions of the Islamic and Middle Eastern Publics Book Review:

Addressing values and politics in the Muslim world, this pioneering volume examines attitudes towards democracy and politics, self-expression and traditional values, convergence and divergence of values between the elite and the publics of Islamic and European countries.

A History of Muslims Christians and Jews in the Middle East

A History of Muslims  Christians  and Jews in the Middle East
Author: Heather J. Sharkey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 052176937X
ISBN 13: 9780521769372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Muslims Christians and Jews in the Middle East Book Review:

This book traces the history of conflict and contact between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Middle East prior to 1914.

Middle East 101

Middle East 101
Author: Youssef H. Aboul-Enein,Joseph T. Stanik
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN 10: 168247464X
ISBN 13: 9781682474648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle East 101 Book Review:

This work answers 101 essential questions on the Middle East, Islam, the Arab Spring, al-Qa’ida, and ISIS. It is for those wanting to begin an intellectual immersion into the complexities of the region from pre-biblical times to the post-Arab Spring. The authors have carefully focused on what the deploying soldier, sailor, Marine, coast guardsman or airman needs to know before arriving in the Middle East, including the nuances inherent in a region that is the crossroads of three continents (Europe, Asia, and Africa) and how previous global powers interacted and left their mark. While developed and written for Americans about to deploy to combat zones and areas of operation, it is also of use to a wider audience of Americans serious about the challenges of the region.

Expertise and Architecture in the Modern Islamic World

Expertise and Architecture in the Modern Islamic World
Author: Peter H. Christensen
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-05-18
ISBN 10: 1783209291
ISBN 13: 9781783209293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expertise and Architecture in the Modern Islamic World Book Review:

Expertise and Architecture in the Modern Islamic World explores how architectural traditions and practices were shared and exchanged across national borders throughout the world, departing from a narrative that casts European actors as the importers and exporters of Islamic designs and skills. Looking to cases that touch on empire building, modernization, statecraft, and diplomacy, this book examines how these processes have been contingent on a web of expertise informed by a rich and varied array of authors and contexts since the 1800s. The chapters in this volume, organized around the leitmotif of expertise, demonstrate the thematic importance and specific utility of in-depth and broad-ranging knowledge in shaping the understanding of architecture in the Islamic world from the nineteenth century to the present. Specific case studies include European gardeners in Ottoman courts, Polish architects in Kuwait, Israeli expertise in Iran, monument archiving in India, religious spaces in Swedish suburbs, and more. This is the latest title in Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East, a series devoted to the most recent scholarship concerning architecture, landscape, and urban design of the Middle East and of regions shaped by diasporic communities more globally.

Iran and the International System

Iran and the International System
Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami,Reza Molavi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1136673407
ISBN 13: 9781136673405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran and the International System Book Review:

Much attention in the West has focused on Iran as a problem country. This book challenges the representations of Iran as a hostile regional power led by ideologues, and goes further by discussing how international relations are viewed from inside Iran itself, outlining the factors which underpin Iranian thinking on international relations and considering what role Iran, as a large and significant country in the Middle East, ought to play in a fairly constructed international system. The book is written by leading scholars and policy makers from inside, as well as from outside, Iran and includes academics with unparalleled access and insights into the world-views of the Iranian leadership. Subjects covered include: the rationale of Iran's Islamic constitution, including its electoral system, and the impact this has on international relations; Iran's view of the ideal international system, including the place therein of ethics, justice, and security; Iran's international interests, including energy needs; and relations with the West, including the clash between Iranian and Western views of the world order.

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is
Author: John McHugo
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-04-02
ISBN 10: 1626165882
ISBN 13: 9781626165885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is Book Review:

The 1,400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi’is is currently reflected in the destructive struggle for hegemony between Saudi Arabia and Iran—with no apparent end in sight. But how did this conflict begin, and why is it now the focus of so much attention? Charting the history of Islam from the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, John McHugo describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi’ism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the Sunni Ottomans and Shi’i Safavids ensured that the split would continue into the modern age. In recent decades, this centuries-old divide has acquired a new toxicity that has resulted in violence across the Arab world and other Muslim countries. Definitive, insightful, and accessible, A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development, and manipulation of the schism that for far too many people has come to define Islam and the Muslim world.

German Orientalism

German Orientalism
Author: Ursula Wokoeck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-05-07
ISBN 10: 1134039379
ISBN 13: 9781134039371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Orientalism Book Review:

During the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, German universities were at the forefront of scholarship in Oriental studies. Drawing upon a comprehensive survey of thousands of German publications on the Middle East from this period, this book presents a detailed history of the development of Orientalism. Offering an alternative to the view of Orientalism as a purely intellectual pursuit or solely as a function of politics, this book traces the development of the discipline as a profession. The author discusses the interrelation between research choices and employment opportunities at German universities, examining the history of the discipline within the framework of the humanities. On that basis, topics such as the establishment of Oriental philology; the process of institutional differentiation between the study of Semitic languages and the study of Sanskrit and comparative linguistics; the emergence of Assyriology; and the partial establishment of Islamic studies are explored. This unique perspective on the history of Oriental studies in the German tradition contributes to the understanding of the wider history of the field, and will be of great interest to scholars and students of Middle East studies, history, and German history in particular.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
Author: Francis Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780521669931
ISBN 13: 0521669936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World Book Review:

This book presents a rounded picture of Islam, from current issues of fundamentalism, to its culture and art.