The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN: 0802194524
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader Book Excerpt:

“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

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader
Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader Book Excerpt:

Middle East and Islamic World Reader

Middle East and Islamic World Reader
Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN: 9781417723041
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle East and Islamic World Reader Book Excerpt:

In this insightful new anthology by two historians, brief introductory notes accompany over 70 readings which reveal the multifaceted histories, societies and political systems of the Islamic world.

Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism

Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism
Author: J. Halverson,S. Corman,H. L. Goodall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2011-01-31
ISBN: 0230117236
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism Book Excerpt:

This volume introduces the concept of Islamist extremist 'master narratives' and offers a method for identifying and analyzing them. Drawing on rhetorical and narrative theories, the chapters examine thirteen master narratives and explain how extremists use them to solidify their base, recruit new members, and motivate actions.

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World
Author: Alexander Mikaberidze
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1042
Release: 2011-07-31
ISBN: 1598843362
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World Book Excerpt:

· Includes an introductory essay · Provides over 600 A–Z entries, many with accompanying images · Contains contributions by some of the leading scholars in the field of military history · Provides a convenient glossary of commonly used Islamic military terms intended for general readers

The Islamic Empire

The Islamic Empire
Author: Don Nardo
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2011-09-12
ISBN: 142050634X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Islamic Empire Book Excerpt:

This must-have volume provides an overview of the rise and expansion of the Islamic Empire, Muslim conquests, and later dynasties and empires. Author Don Nardo presents a thorough and sensitive study of Islam's past and present. Readers will learn about Muhammad and early Muslim conquests. They will learn about Islam's golden age and its existence today. Full-color photographs, maps, illustrations, timelines, and sidebars support the text.

A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.,Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 042985045X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the Middle East Book Excerpt:

A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab–Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the Middle East post-9/11 and post-Arab uprisings. The twelfth edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including the presence of ISIS and other non-state actors, the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and the refugee crisis. New parts and part timelines will help students grasp and contextualize the long and complicated history of the region. With updated biographical sketches and glossary, and a new concluding chapter, this book remains the quintessential text for students of Middle East history.

A Brief History of the Middle East

A Brief History of the Middle East
Author: Christopher Catherwood
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-02-24
ISBN: 1849018073
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Middle East Book Excerpt:

Western civilization began in the Middle East: Judaism and Christianity, as well as Islam, were born there. For over a millennium, the Islamic empires were ahead of the West in learning, technology and medicine, and were militarily far more powerful. It took another three hundred centuries for the West to catch up, and overtake, the Middle East. Why does it seem different now? Why does Osama bin Laden see 1918, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, as the year everything changed? These issues are explained in historical detail here, in a way that deliberately seeks to go behind the rhetoric to the roots of present conflicts. A Brief History of the Middle East is essential reading for an intelligent reader wanting to understand what one of the world's key regions is all about. Fully updated with a new section on the Iraq Invasion of 2003, the question of Iran and the full context of the Isreali/Palestine conflict.

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam
Author: Professor of Islamic Studies Rudolph Peters,Rudolph Peters
Publsiher: Markus Wiener Pub
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam Book Excerpt:

The notion of Jihad ("Holy War") is very much alive in the Islamic world, and plays a prominent political role. In the West, Jihad is often associated with violence and fanaticism. Muslims, however, emphasize that the real meaning is "effort toward a religiously commendable aim" and that it can be applied to both defensive warfare and peaceful activities for the sake of religion. The aim of the present book is to elucidate the concept of Jihad. It provides basic reading materials translated from Arabic and Turkish, an introduction, and two essays on modernist and fundamentalist interpretations and the significance of Jihad nowadays. The translations include hadiths (sayings and deeds of the Prophet Mohammed), excerpts from al-Muwatta' of Malik Ibn Anas (d. 796) exhorting Muslims to participate in Jihad, the legal doctrine of Jihad as expounded by the famous philosopher and jurist Averroes (d. 1198), and a treatment of its religious and moral aspects by Ibn Tamiyya (d. 1328). A treatise on Jihad by the late rector of the famous al-Azhar University in Cairo, Mahmud Shaltut (d. 1963), rounds out the collection.

What Every American Should Know About the Middle East

What Every American Should Know About the Middle East
Author: Melissa Rossi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN: 1440655340
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every American Should Know About the Middle East Book Excerpt:

The What Every American Should Know series returns with a timely guide to the region Americans need to understand the most (and know the least) The latest edition of Melissa Rossi's popular What Every American Should Know series gives a crash course on one of the most complex and important regions of the world. In this comprehensive and engaging reference book, Rossi offers a clear analysis of the issues playing out in the Middle East, delving into each country's history, politics, economy, and religions. Having traveled through the area over the past year, she exposes firsthand the U.S.'s geopolitical moves and how our presence has affected the region's economic and political development. Topics include: · Why Iran is viewed as a threat by most Middle East countries · What resource is more important than petroleum in regional power plays · What's really behind the fighting between Sunni and Shia · How Saudi Arabia inadvertently feeds the violence in Iraq and beyond · How monarchies like those in Jordan and Qatar are more open and progressive than the so-called republics With answers that will surprise many Americans, and covering a vast history and cultural complexity that will fascinate any student of the world, What Every American Should Know About the Middle East is a must-read introduction to the most critical region of the twenty-first century.

Middle East 101

Middle East 101
Author: Youssef H. Aboul-Enein,Joseph T. Stanik
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN: 168247464X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle East 101 Book Excerpt:

This work answers 101 essential questions on the Middle East, Islam, the Arab Spring, al-Qa’ida, and ISIS. It is for those wanting to begin an intellectual immersion into the complexities of the region from pre-biblical times to the post-Arab Spring. The authors have carefully focused on what the deploying soldier, sailor, Marine, coast guardsman or airman needs to know before arriving in the Middle East, including the nuances inherent in a region that is the crossroads of three continents (Europe, Asia, and Africa) and how previous global powers interacted and left their mark. While developed and written for Americans about to deploy to combat zones and areas of operation, it is also of use to a wider audience of Americans serious about the challenges of the region.

The Balkans and the Near East

The Balkans and the Near East
Author: Karl Kaser
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2011
ISBN: 3643501900
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Balkans and the Near East Book Excerpt:

The Balkans and the Near East share millennia of a joint history, which stretches from the settling of man to the 20th century. The task split between the various scholarly disciplines into the fields of Balkan studies and Near (Middle) East studies has resulted in dividing a shared history into various sub-histories. This book reunites these isolated histories, opening up completely new historical perspectives. (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 12)

Foreign Aid in the Middle East

Foreign Aid in the Middle East
Author: Beáta Paragi
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN: 1786725800
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foreign Aid in the Middle East Book Excerpt:

What do we mean by 'gifts' in International Relations? Can foreign aid be conceptualized as a gift? Most foreign aid transactions are unilateral and financially unreciprocated, yet donors expect to benefit from them.Previous research dealing with foreign aid has analyzed the main donor motives and interests in providing financial support. This book offers an in-depth analysis of the invisible political or social 'exchange' taking place between recipient countries and donors when a grant agreement is signed. Focusing on Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel - the main beneficiaries of Western foreign aid – the book uses gift theories and theories of social exchange to show how international social bonds are shaped by foreign aid and in what ways recipient countries are obliged to return the 'gift' they receive. Foreign aid is a means of buying 'stability' or 'democracy' in the region but Beata Paragi is interested here to understand the actual feasibility of Western assistance. Looking at the context of the Arab Spring, the book examines how aid impacts on a recipient country's domestic political events such as war, the quest for self-determination, the struggle against occupation and the fight for dignity. An original contribution to Middle East Studies and International Relations, the research presents an alternative interpretation of foreign aid and show how external funds interact with local developments and realities.

Recovering 9 11 in New York

Recovering 9 11 in New York
Author: Robert Fanuzzi,Michael Wolfe
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN: 1443859591
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovering 9 11 in New York Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays offers a rich variety of approaches to how people and institutions in greater New York have sought to find meaning in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, now a decade on. The views and practices documented here join memory, recovery, and rebuilding together to form a vital new chapter in New York’s metropolitan history. Contributors contest the dominant nationalist narrative about 9/11 to generate a more local and socially-engaged form of scholarship that connects directly with the experiences of people who lived or came to work in New York that fateful day and the years that followed. In doing so, these essays give academics and clinical professionals an opportunity to reflect upon and work with the people of a community – in this case, metropolitan New York – as essential partners, and even the main protagonists, in creating new paradigms to capture the significance of these events and their aftermath. The collection is comprised of sixteen essays by experts drawn from a wide range of scholarly and professional fields. They investigate how people across the New York metropolitan region initially responded to and have since remembered the events of September 11th as they rippled out into the city, the surrounding metropolitan region, and the nation at large. They engage directly with the emotional and psychological aftermath of the attacks, approaching the questions of healing and teaching from a variety of institutional, professional, and non-professional perspectives. The volume concludes with a selection of essays that grapple with the challenge of “Representing 9/11.” Contributors to this section evaluate contemporary novels and films that have risked engagement with deep narrative traditions to translate the recent memory of public events into resonant stories and imaginative language. Readers are invited to consider how all these responses – in literature, memorials, media representations, and the words and actions of diverse individuals – still contribute to the complex, yet inescapable challenge of making meaning of 9/11.

A Middle East Primer for Students

A Middle East Primer for Students
Author: Joseph D. Wilcox
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781578861637
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Middle East Primer for Students Book Excerpt:

This book gives students a basic understanding of the Middle East, its history, geography, economics, and the challenges it faces. In addition, this primer shows how the region's history continues to resonate and why America would want to fight two wars in the region in 1991 and again in 2003. After reading this book, students will understand where the Middle East fits into the modern world and how important the region is to world stability and prosperity.

The Modern World

The Modern World
Author: Sarolta Takacs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 805
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 1317455711
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern World Book Excerpt:

Designed to meet the curriculum needs for students from grades 7 to 12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores world history from approximately 5000 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty-First Century," and "Modern Weapons". Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

Eqbal Ahmad

Eqbal Ahmad
Author: Stuart Schaar
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 0231539924
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eqbal Ahmad Book Excerpt:

Eqbal Ahmad (1930?–1999) was a bold and original activist, journalist, and theorist who brought uncommon perspective to the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, the involvement of the United States in Vietnam, and the geopolitics of the Cold War. A long-time friend and intellectual collaborator of Ahmad, Stuart Schaar presents in this book previously unseen materials by and about his colleague, having traveled through the United States, India, Pakistan, western Europe, and North Africa to connect Ahmad's experiences to the major currents of modern history. Ahmad was the first to recognize that former ally Osama bin Laden would turn against the United States. He anticipated the rapidly shifting loyalties of terrorists and understood that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would provoke violence and sectarian strife in Iraq. Ahmad had great compassion for the victims of the proxy wars waged by the leading Cold War powers, and he frequently championed unpopular causes, such as the need to extend the rights of Palestinians and protect Bosnians and Kosovars in a disintegrating Yugoslavia. Toward the end of his life, Ahmad worked tirelessly to broker a peace between India and Pakistan and to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons throughout the subcontinent. As novel and necessary as ever, Ahmad's remarkable vision is here preserved and extended to reveal the extent to which he was involved in the political and historical conflicts of his time.

Muslims in Global Politics

Muslims in Global Politics
Author: Mahmood Monshipouri
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN: 081220283X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslims in Global Politics Book Excerpt:

In Egypt Islamists clash with secularists over religious and national identity, while in Turkey secularist ruling elites have chosen to accommodate Islamists in the name of democracy and reconciliation. As Islam spreads throughout the world, Muslims living in their traditional homelands and in the Western world are grappling with shifting identities. In all cases, understanding the dynamics of identity-based politics is critical to the future of Muslims and their neighbors across the globe. In Muslims in Global Politics, Mahmood Monshipouri examines the role identity plays in political conflicts in six Muslim nations—Egypt, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iran, and Indonesia—as well as in Muslim diaspora communities in Europe and North America. In each instance, he describes how conservatives, neofundamentalists, reformists, and secularists construct identity in different ways and how these identities play out in the political arena. With globalization, the demand for human rights continues to grow in the Muslim world, and struggles over modernity, authenticity, legitimacy, and rationality become increasingly important. Muslims in Global Politics deepens our understanding of how modern ideas and norms interact with the traditions of the Islamic world and, in turn, shows how human rights advocates can provide an alternative to militant Islamist movements.

The New World Reader

The New World Reader
Author: Gilbert H. Muller
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1305887352
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New World Reader Book Excerpt:

With compelling selections by some of the world's most respected and critically acclaimed writers, THE NEW WORLD READER, 5th Edition, encourages exploration of the significant global issues of the 21st century. Students gain a deeper understanding of the topics that affect their lives, such as the challenges and consequences of globalization, global warming, bilingual education, and redefined gender roles. Challenged by such notable contemporary thinkers and writers as Jhumpa Lahiri, Atul Gawande, Niall Ferguson, Edwidge Danticat, and Jane Goodall, students develop their reading and critical-thinking skills. A consistent pedagogical apparatus includes brief chapter introductions, author headnotes, and pre-reading questions that offer students a preview of the central theme in each section. Exercise sets follow each essay, providing opportunities for deeper writing, reading, and discussion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Culture and Customs of Turkey

Culture and Customs of Turkey
Author: Rafis Abazov
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0313342156
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Customs of Turkey Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive study on the world's most exotic, culturally diverse nations: Turkey.