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Skepticism in Classical Islam: Moments of Confusion

by Paul L. Heck

The first major treatment of skepticism in Islam, this book explores the critical role of skeptical thinking in the development of theology in Islam. It examines the way key thinkers in classical Islam faced...


Lima Barreto: New Critical Perspectives

by Lamonte Aidoo, Daniel F. Silva & Earl E. Fitz

This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which...


Jewish Emigration from the Yemen 1951-98: Carpet Without Magic

by Reuben Ahroni

The Yemeni Jewish remnants have triggered so much interest on the part of so many western governments and humanitarian organizations, to an extent that is quite rare.

The story of the Yemeni Jewish remnants is...


The Beta Israel in Ethiopia and Israel: Studies on the Ethiopian Jews

by Tudor Parfitt & Emanuela Trevisan Semi

For decade the Falashas - the Black Jews of Ethiopia - have fascinated scholars. Are they really Jews and in what sense? How can their origins be explained? Since the Falashas' transfer to Israel in the much...


Middle East Sources: A Melcom Guide to Middle Eastern and Islamic Books and Materials in the United Kingdom and Irish Libraries

by Ian Richard Netton

Middle East Sources provides an invaluable resource for the busy librarian, student or scholar with Middle Eastern interests. It aims to guide readers to the major collections of books and other materials on...


Draining Dixon: How Rita Crundwell Embezzled More Than $50 Million from Her Illinois Town

by Chicago Tribune Staff

Rita Crundwell is the true-life account, as recorded by the award-winning staff of the Chicago Tribune, of the Dixon, Illinois, comptroller who embezzled over $50 million from municipal coffers during a twenty-year...


Artists, Obsessives and Chicago Originals: Selected Articles

by Christopher Borrelli

Reporter Christopher Borrelli has a fascination with the quirky and the obsessive, and a talent for finding unique angles and stories when it comes to artists, entertainers, and everyday people. This book collects...


Fighting Rabies: A Chicago Zoo's Efforts to Eradicate an African Epidemic

by Steve Johnson & Chris Sweda

This book comprises a series of Chicago Tribune articles on the Lincoln Park Zoo's partnership with the Serengeti Health Initiative to eradicate the spread and infection rate of rabies in Tanzania. Complete...


An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics

by David S. Sorenson

Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics...


Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations

by James A. Wood

Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated with the aim of tightening the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, “Historical...


Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday

by Stephanie Newell & Onookome Okome

This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber's ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on...


The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain

by Ramazan Aras

The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish...


The Economic Development Process in Mena

by Alessandro Romagnoli & Luisa Mengoni

Offering a comprehensive analysis of the development of economies in the Middle East and North Africa over the past half century, this book charts the progress of these countries through an examination of an...


Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change

by Kamran Matin

Critically deploying the idea of uneven and combined development this book provides a novel non-Eurocentric account of Iran's experience of modernity and revolution. Recasting Iranian Modernity presents the...


Minding the South

by John Shelton Reed

“These essays are both timed and timeless. Timed because they are products of a man and his era. They are his thoughts, shaped by what was happening to him when he wrote them. Timeless because they offer...


The Influence of Human Mobility in Muslim Societies

by Kuroki

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Islam in Politics in Russia

by Dudolgnon

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations, 1999-2001: Within Reach

by Gilead Sher

Written by Gilead Sher, the Israeli Chief of Staff during the tumultuous 1999-2000 peace negotiations, the book provides a fast paced description and analysis of the Israel-Palestine conflict.


The Walled Arab City in Literature, Architecture and History: The Living Medina in the Maghrib

by Susan Slyomovics

This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the medina, the traditional walled Arab city of North Africa. The medina becomes a concrete case study for comparative explorations of general questions about...


Holy Wars: The Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism: The Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism

by Dilip Hiro

To some, Islamic Fundamentalism means the restoration of a true religion. To others, it is a politics that stands apart from capitalism and socialism. To many Westerners, it has come to constitute a threat to...