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Nationalism and National Identities

Nationalism and National Identities

There is a strong tendency among public commentators and many scholars to view nationalism as a phenomenon of yesteryears. Hence the 19th and...

Towards a Jewish-Muslim-Christian Theology

Towards a Jewish-Muslim-Christian Theology

David Burrell’s Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology explores key theological topics of the three Abrahamic faiths, insightfully depicting...

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East The Politics

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East. The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

Ethnic and religious minorities – and concomitant majorities – do not just exist sui generis. They have to be constructed or invented. It is not...

Thanks for the Buggy Ride Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew

Thanks for the Buggy Ride: Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew

This little memoir, first published in Italian in 1987, is an account of a life well lived. A proud Sephardi Jew, Victor Eskenazi (1906-1987) was...

Beyond Turkey's Borders Long-distance Kemalism State Politics and the Turkish

Beyond Turkey's Borders: Long-distance Kemalism, State Politics and the Turkish Diaspora

Beyond Turkey's Borders is based on Banu Şenay’s PhD dissertation, which is an ethnographic study of Kemalism among migrant Turks in Australia....

Habermas and European Integration Social and Cultural Modernity Beyond the

Habermas and European Integration: Social and Cultural Modernity Beyond the Nation-State

Shivdeep grewal has written this excellent research-turned-into-a book on Jurgen Habermas, one of the most important philosophers of our time. He...

Foreign Policy after Tahrir Revolution Re -Defining the Role of

Foreign Policy after Tahrir Revolution: (Re)-Defining the Role of Egypt in the Middle East

The continuities, changes, ruptures, and transformation of Egyptian foreign policy have been analyzed from different angles. The changes in...

Jews The Making of a Diaspora People

Jews: The Making of a Diaspora People

The subtitle of this one-volume overview of Jewish history presents its main focus as the notion of diaspora, but its twenty-eight chapters are...

Writing Muslim Identity

Writing Muslim Identity

THE CONTINUED and growing presence of Islam and Muslims in the West has produced a plethora of conflicting literature and debates around...

Church State and the Crisis in American Secularism

Church, State, and the Crisis in American Secularism

The United States supposedly is premised on “separation of church and state,” which means the American government should be neutral regarding...

Muslim Youth Challenges Opportunities and Expectations

Muslim Youth: Challenges, Opportunities and Expectations

When Britain was more permeated by Christianity than it is today, well-meaning vicars would run youth clubs offering table tennis along with church...

A Muslim Mystic Community in Britain Meaning in the West

A Muslim Mystic Community in Britain: Meaning in the West and for the West

THE NAQSHBANDIYYA is perhaps one of the widest-spread Islamic religious brotherhoods due to its active involvement in political affairs. Its...

Reforming the European Union Realizing the Impossible

Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) faced a stalemate of institutional reform between the signing of the Treaty of Nice in 2001 and the Treaty of Lisbon in...

The Emergence of Modern Istanbul Transformation and Modernisation of a

The Emergence of Modern Istanbul: Transformation and Modernisation of a City

In Istanbul, architectural ideas on how to transform Taksim Square can get you killed. A case in point would be the recent police violence over...

Turkey s European Future Behind the Scenes of America s

Turkey’s European Future: Behind the Scenes of America’s Influence on EU-Turkey Relations

TURKEY’S EUROPEAN FUTURE tackles the question of how the United States (US) has influenced relations between the European Union (EU) and Turkey,...

Debating Security in Turkey Challenges and Changes in the Twenty-First

Debating Security in Turkey: Challenges and Changes in the Twenty-First Century

Interest in Turkey and its foreign and security policies has grown significantly in the political and scholarly circles in the world, especially...

The Seljuqs Politics Society and Culture

The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

After the passing of such researchers in Seljuq history as Osman Turan, İbrahim Kafesoğlu, Mehmet Altay Köymen, Faruk Sümer, Sergei G. Agajanov,...

Rusya ve Polonya da Din Kimlik Siyaset

Rusya ve Polonya’da Din, Kimlik, Siyaset

Starting from 1980s different religions “went public” all around the world and reclaimed their agency in the public sphere. However, while in this...

Balkan Genocides Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century

Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century

Paul Mojzes is a well-informed and eminent historian of religion with a profound interest in the study of ethno-religion as the rationale for...

Modern Islamist Movements History Religion and Politics

Modern Islamist Movements, History, Religion and Politics

This book is an easy to read textbook that is structured to present readers with an historical overview of some of the prominent Islamic movements...

Obama and the Middle East The End of America s

Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?

Within Fawaz Gerges’ text, The End of America’s Moment?-Obama and the Middle East, the author endeavors to examine President Obama’s implementation...

Late Ottoman Society The Intellectual Legacy

Late Ottoman Society, The Intellectual Legacy

Studies on late Ottoman society continue to be inviting for historians in many aspects. This period is not only important for historical research...

Against Massacre Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire 1815-1914

Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire 1815-1914

The concept of humanitarian intervention and international practice in the nineteenth and early twentieth century is the subject of Against...

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