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Navigating Perilous Waters: An Israeli Strategy for Peace and Security

by Ephraim Sneh

Israel is a Jewish state in a Muslim Middle East. How can it survive in that region? This book answers this question by analyzing the dangers and threats that Israel faces today.

Foucault and Education: Disciplines and Knowledge

by Stephen J. Ball

First published in 1990, this book was the first to explore Foucault's work in relation to education, arguing that schools, like prisons and asylums, are institutions of moral and social regulation, complex...

Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

by Michael Leifer

This comprehensive dictionary provides descriptive and analytical coverage of the turbulent political history and striking changes which have occurred both regionally and in key countries since the end of 1945...

Developing Feature Films in Europe: A Practical Guide

by Angus Finney

The European film industry has by now lost most of its audience to American films; US productions take around eighty per cent of Europe's box-office revenues. There are many reasons for this imbalance, but one...

Marx His Times and Ours

by Rudolf Schlesinger

Published in 1998, Marx His Time and Ours is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology and Social Policy.

Principles of Economic Planning

by W. Arthur Lewis

Discussing the problems arising from a mixed economy, Principles of Economic Planning argues for a system of controls that combine and encourage the best features of laissez faire and state planning.


The Muslim Creed: Its Genesis and Historical Development

by A J Wensinck

Originally published in 1932. This volume is a comprehensive study of the historical development of Muslim dogmatics and consists of translations and commentaries on the creed in its various forms.

Muslim Institutions

by Maurice Gaudefroy-Demombynes

Originally published in 1967, this Companion is designed to help readers of the Qur'an by giving them necessary background information. An account is given of ideas peculiar to the Qur'an, and the main variant...

Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam

by A.J. Arberry

Originally published in 1950.Thinkers such as Ghazali and Ibn `Arabi, poets such as Ibn al-Farid, Rumi, Hafiz and Jami were greatly inspired by the lives and sayings of the early Sufis. This book was the first...

Rumi the Persian, the Sufi

by A. Reza Arasteh

Originally published in 1965.

This volume presents a systematic study of Rumi's rebirth into a total being. By studying the elements of Persian culture, as well as the unique writings of Rumi, the author reveals...

The Guide for the Perplexed: Moses Maimonides

by Leon Roth

Originally published in 1948.

Moses Maimonides was one of the most powerful philosophers of the Middle Ages. The philosophical basis which he elaborated for Judaism had a profound influence on mediaeval Christian...

The Darvishes: Or Oriental Spiritualism

by John P. Brown

The Darvishes is an invaluable contribution to the study of the Belief and spiritual principles of the Darvish Orders and is one of the most accurate reference works on the subject. Drawn exclusively from the...

The Philosophy of Ibn 'Arabi

by Rom Landau

Originally published 1959.

Ibn 'Arabi is one of the most significant thinkers of Islam. Yet he is far less widely known in the Western world than Ibn Sina, Al-Ghazali, Ibn Rushd or even Al Farabi. This volume...

Oriental Mysticism

by E H Palmer

Originally published 1867.

This volume describes not only the basic tenets of the Sufis but also the Ahl i wahdat which was a branch of Sufism. The author's use of a Persian manuscript treatise by 'Aziz bin...

The Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism

by Garma C C Chang

Originally published in 1971.

Long regarded as a classic, this volume is one of the most systematic treatments of Hwa Yen to have appeared in the English language. With excellently translated selections of Hwa...

Muslim Law: An Historical Introduction to the Law of Inheritance

by Alexander David Russell

This volume, orginally published in 1925, outlines the historical development of the Muslim law of inheritance in pre-Islamic Law. It discusses the ranking of heirs and guardians, reforms introduced by Muhammad,...

The Footprint of the Buddha

by E F C Ludowyk

Originally published in 1958, this volume discusses the Buddhist monuments of Sri Lanka, which represent a distinctive and valuable portion of the art of the ancient and medieval world. It traces the development...

The Wheel of Death: Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources

by Philip Kapleau

Originally published in 1972, this anthology examines death through the eyes of great Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Western masters. Instructions and specific rites are set forth to enable people to guide the...

The Philosophical Traditions of India

by P T Raju


This volume conveys that Indian philosophy has intricate and complex metaphysical and epistemological theories as other philosophies and that these disciplines - epistemology and metaphysics - are an essential...

The Central Philosophy of Buddhism: A Study of the Madhyamika System

by T R V Murti

Originally published in 1955.

The Madhyamika philosophy is, in the author's view, the philosophy which created a revolution in Buddhism and through that in the whole range of Indian philosophy. This volume is...