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  • Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

    Simon Schuster
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    Joshua Hammer Paperback 9781476777412   In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed...

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  • City of Illusions: A History of Granada

    Hurst
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    Helen Rodgers, Stephen Cavendish Hardback, 360 pages 9781787385580   Granada is a deceptive city, concealing a layered past and a complex character...

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  • The Nature of Tyranny and the Devastating Results of Oppression

    Hurst
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    Abdul Rahman Al-Kawakibi Amer Chaikhouni (translation) Hardback, 152 pages 9781787385481   A pathbreaking analysis of tyranny by one of the 19th ce...

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  • Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa

    Harvard University Press
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    Ousmane Oumar Kane Hardback 9780674050822   Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to the present day, ...

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  • The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

    Oxford University Press
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    Christopher Tyerman Paperback, 184 pages  9780192806550   Contents 1. Definition and Scope 2. Sources and Perspectives 3. Holy War 4. Holy lands 5....

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  • Our Legends: Luminaries Who Revived Islam

    Kube
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    Abdul Wahab Waheed and Mustafa Rasheed Paperback 9781847741547   Every now and then some great people have come along to protect and revive Islam. ...

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  • Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

    Princeton University Press
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    Thomas Barfield Paperback, 408 pages 9780691154411   Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in th...

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  • Voices of the Nakba: A Living History of Palestine

    Pluto Press
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    Rosemary Sayigh Paperback, 368 pages 9780745342917   During the 1948 war more than 750,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were violently expelled from t...

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  • Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today

    Princeton University Press
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    John Tolan Hardcover, 328 pages 9780691167060   In European culture, Muhammad has been vilified as a heretic, an impostor, and a pagan idol. But th...

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  • Rivals in the Gulf

    Routledge
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    David H. Warren Hardback, 136 pages 9780367280628   Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Abdullah Bin Bayyah, and the Qatar-UAE Contest Over the Arab Spring and the ...

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    Spiritual Wayfarers, Leaders in Piety: Sufis and the Dissemination of Islam in Medieval Palestine

    Harvard Center for Middle East
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    Daphna Ephrat Paperback, 224 pages 9780674032019   This book represents the first continuous history of Sufism in Palestine. Covering the period be...

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    The Muslim 100

    Kube
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    Muhammad Mojlum Khan Paperback 2021 Revised Edition 9781847741769   The Muslim 100 provides a highly readable, fascinating and equally inclusive ex...

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  • War-Torn: The Unmaking of Syria, 2011–2021

    Hurst
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    Leïla Vignal Hardback, 328 pages 9781787384767   To see Syria’s future in the Middle East, we must analyse its destruction: not just the physical r...

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  • The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

    Harvard University Press
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    Rian Thum Hardback, 336 pages 9780674598553   For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr-the vast desert region to the northwest of Tibet-have ...

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  • Negotiating Survival: Civilian–Insurgent Relations in Afghanistan

    Hurst
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    Ashley Jackson Hardback, 328 pages 9781787384859   A novel examination of civilian agency and bargaining power, revealing how those living under th...

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  • The Taliban Revival

    Yale University Press
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    Hassan Abbas Paperback, 296 pages 9780300216165   Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier   The true story of the Taliban’s rem...

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  • Empire and Jihad: The Anglo-Arab Wars of 1870-1920

    Yale University Press
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    Neil Faulkner Hardback, 440 pages 9780300227499   A panoramic, provocative account of the clash between British imperialism and Arab jihadism in Af...

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  • Faisal I of Iraq

    Yale University Press
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    Ali A. Allawi Hardback, 672 pages 9780300127324   The first major biography of the founder of modern Iraq, a charismatic champion of Arab independe...

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  • A History of Islamic Societies

    Cambridge University Press
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    Ira M. Lapidus Paperback, 1018 pages Third Edition 9780521732970   This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civiliza...

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  • Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan

    Public Affairs
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    Mir Tamim Ansary Paperback, 416 pages 9781610393195   The history of modern Afghanistan is an epic drama, a thriller, a tragedy, a surreal farce. E...

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    A Culture of Ambiguity: An Alternative History of Islam

    Columbia University Press
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    Thomas Bauer Hinrich Biesterfeldt and Tricia Tunstall (translation) Paperback, 336 pages 9780231170659   In the Western imagination, Islamic cultur...

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  • Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print

    University of California Press
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    James L. Gelvin, Nile Green (eds.) Paperback 9780520275027   The second half of the nineteenth century marks a watershed in human history. Railroad...

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  • Islam in China

    I.B. Tauris
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    James Frankel Paperback, 208 pages 9781784539818   Tracing 1200 years of history, this book shows that Muslim communities in China have undergone t...

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  • Tiger: The Life of Tipu Sultan

    Claritas
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    Kate Brittlebank Paperback, 102 pages 9781905837878   He was the most feared Indian of his time.  But to his subjects he was a strong and just king...

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