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Covering a period of about four centuries, this book demonstrates the economic and political components of the opium problem. As a mass product, opium was introduced in India and Indonesia by the Dutch in the 17th century. China suffered the most, but was also the first to get rid of the opium ...
Edited by Paul J. White and Joost Jongerden
This volume, written by specialists, be they political scientists, historians or anthropologists, is a convenient handbook on the origins and history of Turkey's Alevis - an important group that is largely unknown in the West. It examined their ethnic identity, cultural representation, political ...
Olivier Carré. Translated from the French by Carol Artigues and revised by W. Shepard
This first critical study and selected translation from Arabic of an influential book provides precise information about current radical Islamic thought (in line with extreme unorthodox minor traditions) and also about current official Islamic orthodoxy, both compared to the spiritual, social ...
This book discusses the general problematic of Islam and democracy and the ideas of certain Iranian religious modernists on the issue. Examining the development of religious intellectualism in post-revolutionary Iran, it presents Abdolkarim Soroush's novel approach to this pertinent topic.
Edited by Kai Hafez. With a foreword by Mohammed Arkoun and Udo Steinbach. Translated from the German by Mary Ann Kenny
The anthology is an introduction to political cultures in the Islamic world and into relations between the West and Islam. It details its analysis in country studies on Algeria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Bosnia, Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Central Asia and Pakistan.
The important issue of state-religion relationship in the Middle East is investigated through a sophisticated analysis of state fatwas and of the public and institutional role of the Egyptian State Mufti from 1895 to present.
Edited by Ulrike Freitag and William G. Clarence-Smith
The story of Hadhramaut and its diaspora illuminates significant aspects of Indian Ocean history, notably the role of non-Western merchants, Islamisation and controversies within Islam, British clashes with the Ottomans, and social transformations through migration.
Edited by Augustus Richard Norton
Leading scholars assembled by the Civil Society in the Middle East program provide lucid, informed essays on the prospects for political reform in the Middle East.
Edited by Francis Khek Gee Lim
Combining wide-ranging empirical investigations and sophisticated theoretical reflections, this book offers a comprehensive analysis on the interactions between religion and technology, thereby elucidating the complex relationships between spirituality, social and identity formation, sovereignty ...
Edited by Leng Leng Thang and Wei-Hsin Yu
This volume joins the ongoing discourse on gender relations in contemporary Asia with its fascinating case studies from multidisplinary perspectives. It compares women's roles, constraints, and coping strategies across a wide range of societies in East and Southeast Asia
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