Subject: Religion

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Corpus of Early Arabic Sources for West African History
Corpus_West_Africa
Hopkins, J. F. P. and Nehemiah Levtzion, editors

Subject: Africa, Middle East

From the eighth century onwards, the Muslim townsfolk of North Africa were well aware that fifty stages away across the desert to the south lay a land inhabited by black people which was the source of gold, ivory …

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From Marxism to Judaism: Collected Essays of Will Herberg
Marxism_Judaism
Herberg, Will

Subject: Religion

This is the first book of essays by Will Herberg. His writings have had a major impact on American intellectual and political thought. They represent milestones of a spectrum of ideological stances, comprising American Marxism and conservatism as well as …

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Hildegard of Bingen: Healing and the Nature of the Cosmos
Hildegard
Schipperges, Heinrich (translated by John A. Broadwin)

Subject: Europe, Religion

Hildegard of Bingen’s contemporaries called her “prophetissa teutonica,” honoring her philosophical writings and interpretation of the cosmos. Medievalists still consider her one of the leading mystics, and point to her active spiritual and artistic life in the twelfth century as …

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Hinduism and Islam in India: Caste, Religion, and Society from Antiquity to Early Modern Times
Hinduism_Islam
Desika Char, S. V. (edited by Noel Q. King)

Subject: Asia, Religion

While there are numerous books on Islam and the West, this analysis of Islam takes a novel approach by focusing on the Hindu perspective. Islam and Hinduism co-existed in India for hundreds of years, dominating, suppressing, and influencing one another.

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Holy City on the Nile: Omdurman During the Mahdiyya, 1885–1898
Holy_Omdurman
Kramer, Robert S.

Subject: Africa, Religion, Middle East

The late 19th century of the Common Era also marked the end of the 13th Islamic century, a time when millions of Muslims—especially in sub-Saharan Africa—fervently expected the arrival of a Mahdi, a “divinely guided one,” who would fill the …

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Ibn Fadlan’s Journey To Russia: A Tenth-Century Traveler From Baghdad to the Volga River
Ibn_Fadlan
Frye, Richard N., editor

Subject: Asia, Europe, Middle East, Religion

This is the first English translation of the famous Risala, letters by the tenth-century traveler Ibn Fadlan, one of the great medieval travelers in world history, akin to Ibn Battuta. Ibn Fadlan was an Arab missionary sent by the Caliph in …

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Iran: A Short History
Iran
Gronke, Monika (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Middle East, Religion

No country in the Islamic Middle East presents as unique and distinguished a history and culture as Iran, which has managed to maintain its inherent characteristics — some of them from pre-Islamic times — over the course of centuries of …

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Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism
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Göle, Nilüfer

Subject: Europe, Middle East, Religion

French Selection for the PEN World Voices Literary Festival

Islam in Europe is a book full of striking images: the assassination of and the death threats against artists and intellectuals; violent demonstrations demanding Sharia [Koranic] law for Europe; …

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Islam, Judaism, and Christianity: Theological and Historical Affiliations
Islam_Judaism
Busse, Heribert (translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Islam is by nature and history related to Judaism and Christianity. Muhammad grappled with conflicting attitudes toward both religions for a long period before opting for his own way. Ultimately, he acknowledged Judaism and Christianity as independent but less legitimate …

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Islamic Art and Literature
Islamic_Art
Grabar, Oleg and Cynthia Robinson, editors

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Edited by Oleg Grabar, one of the leading experts in Islamic art history, along with Cynthia Robinson, this book breaks new ground in the field of Middle Eastern art history.

While illuminated manuscripts from Persia and the Arab world are …

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