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Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts
ISBN: HB: 9780674984219, Harvard University Press, July 2018
260 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 colour illus., 1 line illus., 1 map
This book presents an in-depth exploration of the administration of justice during Islam's founding period, 632-1250 CE. Inspired by the scholarship of Roy Parviz Mottahedeh and composed in his honor, this volume brings together ten leading scholars...
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£32,00
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Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad
ISBN: HB: 9780674980730, Harvard University Press, May 2018
712 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians wrote about Islam and the life of Muhammad. These stories, ranging from the humorous to the vitriolic, both informed and warned audiences about what was regarded as a schismatic form of Christianity. "Medieval L...
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£19,00
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Burdens of Brotherhood Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France
ISBN: PB: 9780674984103, ISBN: HB: 9780674088689, Harvard University Press, March 2018
420 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm, 24 halftones, 6 maps
Headlines from France suggest that Muslims have renewed an age-old struggle against Jews and that the two groups are once more inevitably at odds. But the past tells a different story. "The Burdens of Brotherhood" is a sweeping history of Jews and Mu...
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£14,00
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£26,00
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Republic of Arabic Letters Islam and the European Enlightenment
ISBN: HB: 9780674975927, Harvard University Press, February 2018
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 colour illus., 2 maps
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a pioneering community of Christian scholars laid the groundwork for the modern Western understanding of Islamic civilization. These men produced the first accurate translation of the Qur'an into a Europea...
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£25,00
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Justinianic Mosaics of Hagia Sophia and Their Aftermath
ISBN: HB: 9780884024231, Harvard University Press, November 2017
378 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 246 colour illus., 44 halftones
The architectural jewel of Constantinople is the church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), constructed 532-537 CE. Although the edifice built by Justinian remains almost intact, only some of its original mosaics survive. In the first comprehensive study,...
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£64,00
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Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies
ISBN: PB: 9780674979697, ISBN: HB: 9780674504929, Harvard University Press, September 2017
240 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 halftones, 9 graphs, 15 tables
Amid mounting fears of violent Islamic extremism, many Europeans ask whether Muslim immigrants can integrate into historically Christian countries. In a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of France's Muslim migrant population, "Why Muslim Inte...
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£16,00
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£34,00
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Pious Fashion How Muslim Women Dress
ISBN: HB: 9780674976160, Harvard University Press, September 2017
250 pp., 21x14 cm, 21 colour illus.
For many Westerners, the Islamic veil is the ultimate sign of women's oppression. But Elizabeth Bucar's take on clothing worn by Muslim women is a far cry from this older feminist attitude toward veiling. She argues that modest clothing represents mu...
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£21,00
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Muslim Superheroes Comics, Islam, and Representation
ISBN: PB: 9780674975941, Harvard University Press, July 2017
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones
The roster of Muslim superheroes in the comic book medium has grown over the years, as has the complexity of their depictions. "Muslim Superheroes" tracks the initial absence, reluctant inclusion, tokenistic employment, and then nuanced scripting of...
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£17,00
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Idea of the Muslim World A Global Intellectual History
ISBN: HB: 9780674050372, Harvard University Press, April 2017
304 pp., 21x14 cm
When President Barack Obama visited Cairo in 2009 to deliver an address to Muslims worldwide, he followed in the footsteps of countless politicians who have taken the existence of a unified global Muslim community for granted. But as Cemil Aydin expl...
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Before Orthodoxy The Satanic Verses in Early Islam
ISBN: HB: 9780674047426, Harvard University Press, April 2017
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
One of the most controversial episodes in the life of the Prophet Muhammad concerns an incident in which he allegedly mistook words suggested by Satan as divine revelation. Known as the Satanic verses, these praises to the pagan deities contradict th...
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