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Matthijs van den Bos
This ethnographic and Iranological study provides a unique exploration of Shi‘ite Sufism in Iran, relating the comparative social development of two orders to the cultural repertoires that Sufis have used to cope with twentieth-century political and jurist regimes.
Bahaa Ali El-Dean
This Volume aims to provide an analysis of problems and challenges relating to the creation of a legal infrastructure that meets the needs and capabilities of emerging market economies in the light of the privatisation process.
Kemal H. Karpat
This book comprises a collection of articles and essays published in a variety of journals during the past decades, which seek to identify and analyze mainly the internal forces which transformed the Ottoman State into a variety of national states in the Balkans and the Middle East.
After a brief overview of the geography, early history of Wallo and the settlement of the Oromo in the region, the book analyzes the introduction and expansion of Islam from both regional and national perspectives, the significance and impact of Islamic revival and reform associated with Sufism, ...
Edited by Feride Acar and Ayşe Güneş-Ayata
This volume contains articles on the experiences and positions of women in a region where the states have taken major initiatives in shaping women's roles and status. Contemporary issues and problems of gender identity and economic change provide a basis for comparative discussion.
This anthropological monograph on a persistent form of social inequality in the Maghreb, examines the affinities between ancient hierarchical categorization and new form to impress social ranking in a modern nation-state, showing how hierarchical ideas are instilled and contested in everyday life.
Edited by Victor Azarya, Anneke Breedveld, Mirjam de Bruijn and Han van Dijk
This collection of papers on the Fulbe is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of social change in one of the most fascinating group of pastoralists in Africa. Opens new perspectives on this group.
Edited by Endre Stiansen and Michael Kevane
This edited volume explores the history, social structure and economy of Kordofan in the Sudan. Representing several academic disciplines, each chapter is concerned with the long-term incorporation - through invasions - of the region into wider socio-political and economic structures.
Edited by Ashok Kapur
To understand the Asian dimension of contemporary world affairs we need to take a fresh look at Asian diplomatic ideas and practices. This volume brings together recognised experts to explain the imperatives and external policies of different types of Asian states.
Anthony S. Rausch
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