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The Powerful Ephemeral

Carla Bellamy.

August 2011; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 312 pages.

The violent partitioning of British India along religious lines and ongoing communalist aggression have compelled Indian citizens to contend with the notion that an exclusive, fixed...

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Medicines of the Soul

Fedwa Malti-Douglas.

March 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 245 pages.

In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book,...

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Al-Jā-hiẓ

James Montgomery.

December 2013; published online May 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 448 pages.

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper...

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A Short History of the Ismailis

Farhad Daftary.

June 1998; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 256 pages.

A major Shī'ī Muslim community, the Ismailis have had a long and eventful history dating back to the middle of the 2nd/8th century. The Ismailis themselves produced a rich literature...

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Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

H. A. Hellyer.

September 2009; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 256 pages.

The interchange between Muslims and Europe has a long and complicated history, dating back to before the idea of ‘Europe’ was born, and the earliest years of Islam. There has been a Muslim...

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Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini.

January 2006; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 280 pages.

This study of women and the Fatimids investigates an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies. The book has unearthed a wealth of references to women, thus re-inscribing...

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Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Edited by Jorgen S. Nielsen.

February 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 360 pages.

After an introduction by the editor this book presents fifteen studies from across Europe, including the eastern part, many of them comparative across countries. The chapters are arranged...

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Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis

Edited by Habib Ahmed, Mehmet Asutay and Rodney Wilson.

November 2013; published online May 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 224 pages.

This book asks a number of questions: Do Islamic financial institutions perform better than their Western counterparts during periods of financial crisis? How do Islamic financial...

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The ʿAlids

Teresa Bernheimer.

July 2013; published online May 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 160 pages.

This book is an study of the ʻAlids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Saljuq period of 1100. Exploring their rise from both a religious point...

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The Minaret

Jonathan M. Bloom.

July 2013; published online May 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 320 pages.

Tracing its origins and development, this book reveals that the Minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call...

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