The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
  • Title : The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher : Saqi
  • ISBN Code : 0863568483
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms. The memory of this greatest and most enduring victory ever won by a non-European society against the West still lives in the minds of millions of Arabs today. Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today. 'Well-researched and highly readable.' Guardian 'A useful and important analysis adding much to existing western histories ... worth recommending to George Bush.' London Review of Books 'Maalouf tells an inspiring story ... very readable ... warmly recommended.' Times Literary Supplement 'A wide readership should enjoy this vivid narrative of stirring events.' The Bookseller 'Very well done indeed ... Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East's present conflicts.' Middle East International


The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
  • Title : The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 0805208984
  • Pages : 293
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  • Language : English
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Retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, presents an intriguing chronicle of the Crusades, and offers insights into the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today


The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
  • Title : The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
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  • Pages : 305
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Arab Historians of the Crusades (Routledge Revivals) by Francesco Gabrieli

Arab Historians of the Crusades (Routledge Revivals)
  • Title : Arab Historians of the Crusades (Routledge Revivals)
  • Author : Francesco Gabrieli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135176078
  • Pages : 362
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  • Language : English
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The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. First published in English in 1969, this book presents 'the other side' of the Holy War, offering the first English translation of contemporary Arab accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian. Extracts are drawn from seventeen different authors encompassing a multitude of sources: The general histories of the Muslim world, The chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties Contemporary biographies and records of famous deeds. Overall, this book gives a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes.


Oil Crusades by Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum

Oil Crusades
  • Title : Oil Crusades
  • Author : Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 231
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  • Language : English
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Leading oil consultant offers a damning critique of US policy.


Saladin by John Man

Saladin
  • Title : Saladin
  • Author : John Man
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0593073738
  • Pages : 287
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  • Language : English
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Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the 12th century, he is the Islamic worldâe(tm)s preeminent hero. Ruthless in defence of his faith, brilliant in leadership, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes. He knew the limits of violence, showing such tolerance and generosity that many Europeans, appalled at the brutality of their own people, saw him as the exemplar of their own knightly ideals. But Saladin is far more than a historical hero. Builder, literary patron and theologian, he is a man for all times, and a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided. Centuries after his death, in cities from Damascus to Cairo and beyond, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Saladin continues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and military resistance to the West. He is central to Arab memories, sensibilities and the ideal of a unified Islamic state. In this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life in vivid detail. Charting his rise to power, his struggle to unify the warring factions of his faith, and his battles to retake Jerusalem and expel Christian influence from Arab lands, Saladin explores the life and the enduring legacy of this champion of Islam, and examines his significance for the world today.


Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf

Leo Africanus
  • Title : Leo Africanus
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher : New Amsterdam Books
  • ISBN Code : 1461663318
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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An imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan. He wrote the first trilingual dictionary and Description of Africa.


The Crusades by Carole Hillenbrand

The Crusades
  • Title : The Crusades
  • Author : Carole Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415929141
  • Pages : 648
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  • Language : English
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This comprehensive work of cultural history gives us something we have never had: a view of the Crusades as seen through Muslim eyes. With breathtaking command of medieval Muslim sources as well as the vast literature on medieval European and Muslim culture, Carole Hillenbrand has produced a book that shows not only how the Crusades were perceived by the Muslims, but how the Crusades affected the Muslim world - militarily, culturally, and psychologically. As the author demonstrates, that influence continues now, centuries after the events. In The Crusades the reader discovers how the Muslims reacted to the Franks, and how Muslim populations were displaced, the ensuing period of jihad, the careers of Nur al-Din and Saladin, and the interpenetration of Muslim and Christian cultures. Stereotypes of the Franks in Muslim documents offer a fascinating counter to Western views of the infidel of legend. For readers interested in the Middle Ages, military history, the history of religion, and postcolonial studies, The Crusades opens a window onto a conflict we have only viewed from one side. The Crusades is richly illustrated, with eighteen color plates and over five hundred line drawings and black and white photographs.


Adrift by Amin Maalouf

Adrift
  • Title : Adrift
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781912987108
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The United States is losing its moral credibility. The European Union is breaking apart. Africa, the Arab world, and the Mediterranean are becoming battlefields for various regional and global powers. Extreme forms of nationalism are on the rise. Thus divided, humanity is unable to address global threats to the environment and our health. How did we get here and what is yet to come? World-renowned scholar and bestselling author Amin Maalouf seeks to raise awareness and pursue a new human solidarity. In Adrift, Maalouf traces how civilisations have drifted apart throughout the 20th century, mixing personal narrative and historical analysis to provide a warning signal for the future.


The Race for Paradise by Paul M. Cobb

The Race for Paradise
  • Title : The Race for Paradise
  • Author : Paul M. Cobb
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 019953201X
  • Pages : 335
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  • Language : English
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"In The Race for Paradise, Paul M. Cobb offers an accurate and accessible representation of the Islamic experience of the Crusades during the Middle Ages. Cobb overturns previous claims and presents new arguments, such as the idea that the Frankish invasions of the Near East were something of a side-show to the broader internal conflict between Sunnis and Shi'ites in the region. The Race for Paradise moves along two fronts as Cobb stresses that, for medieval Muslims, the contemporaneous Latin Christian expansion throughout the Mediterranean was seen as closely linked to events in the Levant. As a consequence of this expanded geographical range, the book takes a broader chronological range to encompass the campaigns of Spanish kings north of the Ebro and the Norman conquest of Sicily (beginning in 1060), well before Pope Urban II's famous call to the First Crusade in 1095. Finally, The Race for Paradise brilliantly combats the trend to portray the history of the Crusades, particularly the Islamic experience, in simplistic or binary terms. Muslims did not solely experience the Crusades as fanatical warriors or as helpless victims, Cobb writes; as with any other human experience of similar magnitude, the Crusades were experienced in a great variety of ways, ranging from heroic martyrdom, to collaboration, to utter indifference"--


Islam Through Western Eyes by Jonathan Lyons

Islam Through Western Eyes
  • Title : Islam Through Western Eyes
  • Author : Jonathan Lyons
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231158955
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Despite the West's growing involvement in Muslim societies, conflicts, and cultures, its inability to understand or analyze the Islamic world threatens any prospect for East–West rapprochement. Impelled by one thousand years of anti-Muslim ideas and images, the West has failed to engage in any meaningful or productive way with the world of Islam. Formulated in the medieval halls of the Roman Curia and courts of the European Crusaders and perfected in the newsrooms of Fox News and CNN, this anti-Islamic discourse determines what can and cannot be said about Muslims and their religion, trapping the West in a dangerous, dead-end politics that it cannot afford. In Islam Through Western Eyes, Jonathan Lyons unpacks Western habits of thinking and writing about Islam, conducting a careful analysis of the West's grand totalizing narrative across one thousand years of history. He observes the discourse’s corrosive effects on the social sciences, including sociology, politics, philosophy, theology, international relations, security studies, and human rights scholarship. He follows its influence on research, speeches, political strategy, and government policy, preventing the West from responding effectively to its most significant twenty-first-century challenges: the rise of Islamic power, the emergence of religious violence, and the growing tension between established social values and multicultural rights among Muslim immigrant populations. Through the intellectual "archaeology" of Michel Foucault, Lyons reveals the workings of this discourse and its underlying impact on our social, intellectual, and political lives. He then addresses issues of deep concern to Western readers—Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam and women—and proposes new ways of thinking about the Western relationship to the Islamic world.


In the Name of Identity by Amin Maalouf

In the Name of Identity
  • Title : In the Name of Identity
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781559705936
  • Pages : 164
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  • Language : English
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Argues that people do not generally identify with one single nationality and culture but straddle two or more cultures.


A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden,Thomas F.. Madden

A Concise History of the Crusades
  • Title : A Concise History of the Crusades
  • Author : Thomas F. Madden,Thomas F.. Madden
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 249
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  • Language : English
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The crusades were a quintessentially medieval phenomenon, which both defined and reflected the unique social forces that characterized Europe in the Middle Ages. In this fascinating book, Thomas F. Madden places the crusades within the medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments that gave birth to the movement and nurtured it for centuries. He also examines the impact of the Crusades on the Islamic societies which were their primary target, as well as discussing their implications for the Christian Byzantine East. This book will provide students with an up-to-date and accessible introduction to both the Crusades and medieval history.


Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf

Balthasar's Odyssey
  • Title : Balthasar's Odyssey
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781559706667
  • Pages : 391
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  • Language : English
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In 1665, with prophecies and portents fortelling the forthcoming Apocalypse, Balthasar, an antiquarian merchant and sage, embarks on a perilous quest to find a rare book that could hold the key to the world's salvation.


The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades by H. A. R. Gibb

The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades
  • Title : The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades
  • Author : H. A. R. Gibb
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486143406
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life during wartime.


Arabic Literature by Pierre Cachia

Arabic Literature
  • Title : Arabic Literature
  • Author : Pierre Cachia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135787166
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Arabic Literature - An Overview gives a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity. 'High' literature is examined alongside popular folk literature, and the classical and modern periods, usually treated separately, are presented together. Cachia's observations are not subordinated to any pre-formed literary theory, but describe and illustrate the directions taken, in order to present an overall picture of the field of relevance to the student of literature as well as to Arabists working in related fields.


Medieval Arabic Historiography by Konrad Hirschler

Medieval Arabic Historiography
  • Title : Medieval Arabic Historiography
  • Author : Konrad Hirschler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134175949
  • Pages : 182
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  • Language : English
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Medieval Arabic Historiography is concerned with social contexts and narrative structures of pre-modern Islamic historiography written in Arabic in seventh and thirteenth-century Syria and Eygpt. Taking up recent theoretical reflections on historical writing in the European Middle Ages, this extraordinary study combines approaches drawn from social sciences and literary studies, with a particular focus on two well-known texts: Abu Shama’s The Book of the Two Gardens, and Ibn Wasil’s The Dissipater of Anxieties. These texts describe events during the life of the sultans Nur-al-Din and Salah al-Din, who are primarily known in modern times as the champions of the anti-Crusade movement. Hirschler shows that these two authors were active interpreters of their society and has considerable room for manoeuvre in both their social environment and the shaping of their texts. Through the use of a fresh and original theoretical approach to pre-modern Arabic historiography, Hirschler presents a new understanding of these texts which have before been relatively neglected, thus providing a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of historiographical studies.


We are All Moors by Anouar Majid

We are All Moors
  • Title : We are All Moors
  • Author : Anouar Majid
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN Code : 0816660794
  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East by Robert Bowker

Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East
  • Title : Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East
  • Author : Robert Bowker
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1849805121
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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The situation unfolding in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab Middle East has important implications for the future of the Arab political order. For the first time, a secular but inclusive political alternative to Islamism has emerged. It has captured the political imagination of the emerging Arab middle class. It will shape the regional security environment. Its consequences are unpredictable but the greatest risk to the region is the marginalization and alienation of a movement that has raised and galvanized its political horizons. Robert Bowker In his book Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East, Professor Robert Bowker argues that if regimes fail to address effectively the demands for empowerment of its educated youth, they face the prospect of a tsunami-like current of instability and regression. Ambassador Bowker s new book achieves the challenging objective of making a contribution to scholarship on Egypt and the Arab world while being accessible to a general audience. He addresses the key drivers of change, such as globalization and Islamicization, and the entrenched attitudes, behavior and institutions they confront. Drawing upon an impressive array of empirical information, case studies and first hand observations, he both illustrates and assesses the contending forces and the likely outcomes of their confrontations. Robert Springborg, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, US [This book is] certain to be a valued and respected addition to the literature on the eve of a potentially transformational moment in Egyptian history and thus possibly for the Arab world as well. Jerrold D. Green, Pacific Council on International Policy, Los Angeles, US In this illuminating and informed book, Robert Bowker tackles the prospects for change in the contemporary Arab world. He persuasively argues that while long-term demographic, educational, and social transformations pose formidable challenges for the future, the important issues of political reform, Islamism, and regional security are contestable. The message that this book so engagingly conveys is that change is both inevitable and not necessarily to be feared. It is a refreshingly constructive, and timely, reminder for all who would see the new Middle East as destined to be volatile and precarious. James Piscatori, Durham University, UK Dr Bowker s study provides the best encapsulation and explanation of changes in the Arab world s social and economic landscape in an age of faster and deeper interdependence. Measured and sober in its analysis, and challenging in its conclusions, it should be read by all those who want to have a better understanding of the Middle East in general, and Egypt in particular. Amin Saikal, The Australian National University Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East is a forward-looking analysis of the relationship between economic and political reform in Egypt, and of the evolving nature of Arab society and political culture both in Egypt and elsewhere. Writing from the perspective of a recently retired ambassador with extensive Arab regional experience, Robert Bowker discusses the potential impact of systemic resistance to pressures for greater transparency, accountability and political reform amid ongoing demographic, educational and generational changes. His analysis encompasses the military and security services, the influence of the shadow state and the impact of social surveillance, coercion and corruption. Looking ahead, he discusses emerging business models, returning Arab expatriates, the gradual empowerment of women and the impact of Islam. He considers the political sustainability of economic reform, including the challenges facing marginalized groups. His analysis concludes by reviewing the regional security and political context of reform, the importance of political leadership over the coming decade and the role of external parties. Compelling, insightful and thought-provoking, the book provid


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades) by Robert Spencer

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)
  • Title : The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)
  • Author : Robert Spencer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1596980338
  • Pages : 270
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  • Language : English
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"The courageous Robert Spencer busts myths and tells truths about jihadists that no one else will tell." -- Michelle Malkin, bestselling author and columnist While many choose to simply blame the West for provoking terrorists, Robert Spencer’s new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ reveals why it is time to ignore political correctness and identify the enemy, if we hope to ever defeat them. In a fast-paced, politically incorrect tour of Islamic teachings and Crusades history, Spencer reveals the roots of Islamic violence and hatred. Spencer refutes the myths popularized by left-wing academics and Islamic apologists who justify their political agendas with contrived historical “facts.” Exposing myth after myth, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ tackles Islam’s institutionalized mistreatment of non-Muslims, the stifling effect Islam has on science and free inquiry, the ghastly lure of Islam’s X-rated Paradise for suicide bombers and jihad terrorists, the brutal Islamic conquests of the Christian lands of the Middle East and North Africa, and more. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™, you will learn: How Muhammad did not teach “peace and tolerance”—instead he led armies and ordered the assassination of his enemies Why American Muslim groups and left-wing academics are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine and historyHow today’s jihad terrorists following the Qur’an’s command to make war on Jews and Christians have the same motives and goals as the Muslims who fought the Crusaders Why the Crusades were not acts of unprovoked aggression by Europe against the Islamic world, but a delayed response to centuries of Muslim aggression What must be done today—from reading the Qur’an to reclassifying Muslim organizations—in order to defeat jihad terrorists


Xinjiang by Michael Dillon

Xinjiang
  • Title : Xinjiang
  • Author : Michael Dillon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134360967
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Xinjiang, the nominally autonomous region in China's far northwest, is of increasing international strategic and economic importance. With a population which is mainly non-Chinese and Muslim, there are powerful forces for autonomy, and independence, in Xinjiang. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Xinjiang. It introduces Xinjiang's history, economy and society, and above all outlines the political and religious opposition by the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples of Xinjiang to Chinese Communist rule.


Samarkand by Amin Maalouf

Samarkand
  • Title : Samarkand
  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher : Abacus
  • ISBN Code : 0748131248
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Accused of mocking the inviolate codes of Islam, the Persian poet and sage Omar Khayyam fortuitously finds sympathy with the very man who is to judge his alleged crimes. Recognising genius, the judge decides to spare him and gives him instead a small, blank book, encouraging him to confine his thoughts to it alone. Thus beginds the seamless blend of fact and fiction that is Samarkand. Vividly re-creating the history of the manuscript of the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam, Amin Maalouf spans continents and centuries with breathtaking vision: the dusky exoticism of 11th-century Persia, with its poetesses and assassins; the same country's struggles nine hundred years later, seen through the eyes of an American academic obsessed with finding the original manuscript ; and the fated maiden voyage of the Titanic, whose tragedy led to the Rubaiyaat's final resting place - all are brought to life with keen assurance by this gifted and award-winning writer.


Iran's Long Reach by Suzanne Maloney

Iran's Long Reach
  • Title : Iran's Long Reach
  • Author : Suzanne Maloney
  • Publisher : US Institute of Peace Press
  • ISBN Code : 160127033X
  • Pages : 145
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  • Language : English
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As the third book in the series from the Institute's Muslim World Initiative on pivotal states in the Muslim world, this lucid and timely volume sheds much-needed light on Iran's strikingly complex political system and foreign policy and its central role in the region.


A Poisonous Affair by Joost R. Hiltermann

A Poisonous Affair
  • Title : A Poisonous Affair
  • Author : Joost R. Hiltermann
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521876869
  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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In March 1988, during the Iran-Iraq war, thousands were killed in a chemical attack on a town in Iraqi Kurdistan. Both sides accused the other. Gradually it emerged that Saddam Hussein, with the tacit support of his western allies, was responsible. This book tells the story of the gassing of Halabja, and how Iraq amassed chemical weapons to target Iranian soldiers and Kurdish villagers as America looked the other way. Today, as the Middle East sinks further into turmoil, these policies are coming back to haunt the West.


Seven Myths of the Crusades by Alfred J. Andrea,Andrew Holt

Seven Myths of the Crusades
  • Title : Seven Myths of the Crusades
  • Author : Alfred J. Andrea,Andrew Holt
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1624664059
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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"Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than conspiracy theories, pseudo-history and myth-mongering. This book is a powerful witness to the dangers of the misappropriation and misinterpretation of the past and the false parallels so often drawn between the crusades and later historical events ranging from nineteenth-century colonialism to the protest movements of the 1960s to the events of 9/11. This volume's authors have venerable track records in teaching and researching the crusading movement, and anyone curious about the crusades would do well to start here." --Jessalynn Bird, Dominican University, co-Editor of Crusade and Christendom


The Middle East and Islamic World Reader by Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
  • Title : The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
  • Author : Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN Code : 0802194524
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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“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


Between Islam and Byzantium by Lynn Jones

Between Islam and Byzantium
  • Title : Between Islam and Byzantium
  • Author : Lynn Jones
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 9780754638520
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. Setting the art and architecture of the period more clearly in its original context this study provides a new perspective on the complex interactions between a broad range of nationalities, ethnicities and religions; shedding fresh light on the nature of medieval identity.


The Heart of the Qur'an by Asim Khan

The Heart of the Qur'an
  • Title : The Heart of the Qur'an
  • Author : Asim Khan
  • Publisher : Islamic Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 9780860377436
  • Pages : 118
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  • Language : English
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The Heart of the Qur'an is a collection of loving letters sent from God to humanity. The Prophet Noah would plead with his people, saying "I am delivering my Lord's messages to you" [Qur'an 7:62]. With the current paradoxical climate of increasing secularization and the rise of fundamentalism across the world, there is no better time to search for fresh insight and guidance from the Qur'an. The Heart of The Qur'an is a well-researched commentary on Surah Yasin. It is written in simple English and is complete with diagrams and illustrations to create an engaging read. The commentary is profound and inspiring, it masterfully highlights the nuances of the Qur'ān's language and repeatedly draws the reader's attention towards practical changes they can make in their lives.


Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World, 565-1204 by John F. Haldon

Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World, 565-1204
  • Title : Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World, 565-1204
  • Author : John F. Haldon
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 185728495X
  • Pages : 389
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  • Language : English
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Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World is the first comprehensive study of warfare and the Byzantine world from the sixth to the twelfth century. The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics, resources and manpower capabilities of the Byzantine Empire are explored to set warfare in its geographical as well as historical context. In addition to the strategic and tactical evolution of the army, this book analyses the army in campaign and in battle, and its attitudes to violence in the context of the Byzantine Orthodox Church. The Byzantine Empire has an enduring fascination for all those who study it, and Warfare, State and Society is a colourful study of the central importance of warfare within it.


The War for Palestine by Eugene L. Rogan,Avi Shlaim,Professor of International Relations at University of Oxford and Fellow Avi Shlaim,Professor of Middle East Politics Charles Tripp,Julia A Clancy-Smith,Professor Israel Gershoni,Assistant Director Yezid Sayigh,Judith E Tucker,Lecturer in the Recent Economic History of the Middle East and Fellow Roger Owen

The War for Palestine
  • Title : The War for Palestine
  • Author : Eugene L. Rogan,Avi Shlaim,Professor of International Relations at University of Oxford and Fellow Avi Shlaim,Professor of Middle East Politics Charles Tripp,Julia A Clancy-Smith,Professor Israel Gershoni,Assistant Director Yezid Sayigh,Judith E Tucker,Lecturer in the Recent Economic History of the Middle East and Fellow Roger Owen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521794763
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A re-examination of the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 written by leading Arab, Israeli and western scholars.


An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades by Usāmah ibn Munqidh

An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades
  • Title : An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades
  • Author : Usāmah ibn Munqidh
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780231121248
  • Pages : 265
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  • Language : English
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Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 1 side ad gangen.


Islam in the Soviet Union by Yaacov Ro'i

Islam in the Soviet Union
  • Title : Islam in the Soviet Union
  • Author : Yaacov Ro'i
  • Publisher : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
  • ISBN Code : 9781850654032
  • Pages : 764
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  • Language : English
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This text provides a detailed historical study of Islam under post-war Soviet Communism. Yaacov Ro'i describes and analyzes all aspects of Islam which relate to the Soviet domestic scene, with the purpose of demonstrating how and why it survived in the face of Soviet repression and secularization.


Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times by Michael Bonner

Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times
  • Title : Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times
  • Author : Michael Bonner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351957589
  • Pages : 522
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  • Language : English
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The Byzantine Empire was the Islamic commonwealth’s first and most stubborn adversary. For many centuries it loomed large in Islamic diplomacy, military operations and commerce, as well as in Islamic representations of the world in general. Moreover, the ways in which early Muslims and Byzantines perceived one another ” both polemically and otherwise ” afterwards proved decisive for the mutual perceptions between the Islamic world and Christian Western Europe. For these and other reasons, Arab-Byzantine relations have been a major concern of modern scholarship on early Islam for well over a century. Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times presents some of the most important of these contributions, organized according to the following themes: war and diplomacy; frontiers and military organization; polemics and images of the 'other'; exchange, influence and convergence; and martyrdom, jihad and holy war. An introductory essay discusses these themes within the contexts of early Islamic society, politics and economy.


Armies of Heaven by Jay Rubenstein

Armies of Heaven
  • Title : Armies of Heaven
  • Author : Jay Rubenstein
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0465027482
  • Pages : 424
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  • Language : English
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At Moson, the river Danube ran red with blood. At Antioch, the Crusaders— their saddles freshly decorated with sawed-off heads—indiscriminately clogged the streets with the bodies of eastern Christians and Turks. At Ma'arra, they cooked children on spits and ate them. By the time the Crusaders reached Jerusalem, their quest—and their violence— had become distinctly otherworldly: blood literally ran shin-deep through the streets as the Crusaders overran the sacred city. Beginning in 1095 and culminating four bloody years later, the First Crusade represented a new kind of warfare: holy, unrestrained, and apocalyptic. In Armies of Heaven, medieval historian Jay Rubenstein tells the story of this cataclysmic event through the eyes of those who witnessed it, emphasizing the fundamental role that apocalyptic thought played in motivating the Crusaders. A thrilling work of military and religious history, Armies of Heaven will revolutionize our understanding of the Crusades.


Iran and Iranian Studies by Kambiz Eslami

Iran and Iranian Studies
  • Title : Iran and Iranian Studies
  • Author : Kambiz Eslami
  • Publisher : Zagros Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge

The Crusades
  • Title : The Crusades
  • Author : Thomas Asbridge
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9781849836883
  • Pages : 767
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  • Language : English
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In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.


Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World by Fozia Bora

Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World
  • Title : Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World
  • Author : Fozia Bora
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 178673611X
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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In the 'encyclopaedic' fourteenth century, Arabic chronicles produced in Mamluk cities bore textual witness to both recent and bygone history, including that of the Fatimids (969–1171CE). For in two centuries of rule over Egypt and North Africa, the Isma'ili Fatimids had left few self-generated historiographical records. Instead, it fell to Ayyubid and Mamluk historians to represent the dynasty to posterity. This monograph sets out to explain how later historians preserved, interpreted and re-organised earlier textual sources. Mamluk historians engaged in a sophisticated archival practice within historiography, rather than uncritically reproducing earlier reports. In a new diplomatic edition, translation and analysis of Mamluk historian Ibn al-Furat's account of late Fatimid rule in The History of Dynasties and Kings, a widely known but barely copied universal chronicle of Islamic history, Fozia Bora traces the survival of historiographical narratives from Fatimid Egypt. Through Ibn al-Furat's text, Bora demonstrates archivality as the heuristic key to Mamluk historical writing. This book is essential for all scholars working on the written culture and history of the medieval Islamic world, and paves the way for a more nuanced reading of pre-modern Arabic chronicles and of the epistemic environment in which they were produced.


An Imam in Paris by Daniel L. Newman

An Imam in Paris
  • Title : An Imam in Paris
  • Author : Daniel L. Newman
  • Publisher : Saqi
  • ISBN Code : 0863568904
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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In the 1820s, Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, was a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission to Paris, where he remained for five years, documenting his observations of European culture. His account, Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz, is one of the earliest and most influential records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era European thought, introducing ideas of modernity to his native land. In addition to its historical and literary value, al-Tahtawi's work offers invaluable insight into early conceptions of Europe and the 'Other'. Its observations are as vibrant and palpable today as they were over 150 years ago; informative and often acute, to humorous effect. An irrefutable classic, this new edition of the first English translation is of seminal value. It is introduced and carefully annotated by a scholar fluent in the life, times and milieu of its narrator. 'An Imam in Paris lets us share the responses of a highly intelligent scholar ... Daniel L. Newman is to be congratulated on making the first translation into English of this remarkable book, and on supporting the text with a first-class introduction and with footnotes that are as full as one could wish.' Times Literary Supplement 'A touchstone for thinking about the tangled relations between Islam and modernity' Jewish Quarterly '[A] fine translation ... extensively and meticulously notated' The International History Review


The Book of Contemplation by Usama ibn Munqidh

The Book of Contemplation
  • Title : The Book of Contemplation
  • Author : Usama ibn Munqidh
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141919175
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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The volume comprises lightly annotated translation of a key medieval Arabic text that bears directly on the Crusades and Crusader society and the Muslim experience of them.


After the Arab Spring by John R. Bradley

After the Arab Spring
  • Title : After the Arab Spring
  • Author : John R. Bradley
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780230338197
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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From the author of the book that uniquely predicted the Egyptian revolution, a new message about the Middle East: everything we're told about the Arab Spring is wrong. When popular revolutions erupted in Tunisia and Egypt, the West assumed that democracy and pluralism would triumph. Greatly praised author and foreign correspondent John R. Bradley draws on his extensive firsthand knowledge of the region's cultures and societies to show how Islamists will fill the power vacuum in the wake of the revolutions. This vivid and timely book gives an original analysis of the new Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain by highlighting the dramatic spread of Saudi-funded Wahhabi ideology, inter-tribal rivalries, and Sunni-Shia divisions. Bradley gives a boots on the ground look at how the revolutions were first ignited and the major players behind them, and shows how the local population participated in and responded to the uprisings. In Tunisia he witnesses secularists under violent attack and in Egypt observes radical Islamists taking control of the streets. He illuminates the ancient sectarian strife shaking Bahrain, fierce civil war pitching tribe against tribe in Libya and Yemen, and ethnic divisions threatening to tear apart Syria and Iran. Taking it one step further, Bradley offers a comprehensive look at how across countries, liberal, progressive voices that first rallied the Arab masses were drowned out by the slogans of the better-organized and more popular radical Islamists. With the in-depth knowledge of a local and the keen perspective of a seasoned reporter, After the Arab Spring offers a piercing analysis of what the empowerment of Islamism bodes for the future of the Middle East and the impact on the West.