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Ethnicity Migration and Enterprise

Ethnicity, Migration and Enterprise

Under the impact of globalization, and despite increased calls for diversity to be recognized, universal citizenship rights that safeguard...

Years of Blood A History of the Armenian-Muslim Clashes in

Years of Blood: A History of the Armenian-Muslim Clashes in the Caucasus, 1905-1906

The first decade of the 20th century represents a very significant though turbulent period in the history of the Caucasian peoples. Not only had...

Global Security Watch The Caucasus States

Global Security Watch: The Caucasus States

Global Security Watch: The Caucasus States by Professor Houman A. Sadri of the University of Central Florida is an important addition to the...

Thinking Through Islamophobia Global Perspectives

Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives

Thinking Through Islamophobia contains 27 essays examining the concept of Islamophobia through discussions that cut across continents and...

Producing Islamic Knowledge Transmission and Dissemination in Western Europe

Producing Islamic Knowledge, Transmission and Dissemination in Western Europe

This collection of essays bridges the gap between arguments that emphasize the role of Islamic communities and the individualization of religious...

The European Union and Central Asia

The European Union and Central Asia

In this timely volume, Alexander Warkotsch gathers a variety of authors from different backgrounds who work and research Central Asia to produce an...

Activists in Office Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey

Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey

Most of the recently published books on the Kurdish problem in Turkey focus on the armed struggle and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Watts,...

Kurds of Modern Turkey Migration Neoliberalism and Exclusion in Turkish

Kurds of Modern Turkey: Migration, Neoliberalism and Exclusion in Turkish Society

As the Kurdish question in Turkey has yet to be solved, the question itself does not remain constant but rather it is dynamic and revolves around...

The Influence of the European Union on Turkish Foreign Policy

The Influence of the European Union on Turkish Foreign Policy

Özlem Terzi’s book analyzes the impact of the European Union membership process on the “alleged transformation” of Turkish foreign policy,...

Turkey A Short History

Turkey: A Short History

Early on in this slim account of 1,300 years’ of Turkish history, Norman Stone suggests: “If you are Turkish you have to ask what you owe to: (1)...

The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans Safavids and Mughals

The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals

The comparative study of empires is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing fields since the end of the Cold War. Dominic Lieven was among those who...

Allies with the Infidels The Ottoman and French Alliance in

Allies with the Infidels, The Ottoman and French Alliance in the Sixteenth Century

Christine Isom-Verhaaren’s book is not a history of the Franco-Ottoman alliance in the 16th century; rather its aim is to show how the Ottomans and...

Muslim Marriage in Western Courts Lost in Transplantation

Muslim Marriage in Western Courts: Lost in Transplantation

Pascale Fournier’s book addresses the highly contentious and complex relationship between multiculturalism, gender relations, and family law in...

The Rise of Islamic Capitalism Why the New Muslim Middle

The Rise of Islamic Capitalism: Why the New Muslim Middle Class is the Key to Defeating Extremism

On November 30, 2006, Catholic Pope Benedict XVI made a historic visit to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. The Pope’s historic visit to what...

Gender and Islam in Africa Rights Sexuality and Law

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality and Law

Accepting the responsibility of writing a review of a book like this volume edited by the outstanding scholar Margot Badran is both challenging and...

The Unfamiliar Abode Islamic Law in the United States and

The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain

Scholarship devoted to the examination of the Muslim faith has matured in recent decades. No longer is Islam seen as a monolithic institution, but...

Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism Expanding the Crescent from the

Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism: Expanding the Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (1880s-1930s)

This is a well documented book focusing on the Omani Ibadhi religious elite and their role in the socio-cultural, historical and political...

A Companion to the Muslim World

A Companion to the Muslim World

This first book in a new series from the Institute of Ismaili Studies includes a dozen essays on various aspects of the Islamic world, cutting...

Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century Essays on Culture

Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century: Essays on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic Context

According to the introduction of this book, it is the hope that this collection of essays “will enhance insight on the Caucasus and cogently...

Russian Eurasianism An Ideology of Empire

Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire

‘Eurasianism’ is a relatively new concept in Russian history, and not one that appeals beyond a fairly narrow circle. The argument goes back to the...

American Image in Turkey U S Foreign Policy Dimensions

American Image in Turkey: U.S. Foreign Policy Dimensions

The US-Turkish relationship has faced trouble since the Iraq War. On the one hand, the current Justice and Development Party government has pursued...

Opposition and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire

Opposition and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire

The history of rebellions in the Ottoman Empire during the early modern period has received a fair degree of coverage by both Turkish and western...

Exploring Turkish Culture Essays Interviews and Reviews

Exploring Turkish Culture: Essays, Interviews and Reviews

Laurence Raw’s volume, Exploring Turkish Cultures, makes a significant contribution to English language scholarship on cultural life in modern...

Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey The Paradox of Moderation

Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey, The Paradox of Moderation

In this original and engaging book, Gunes Murat Tezcur, a political scientist trained at the University of Michigan and currently teaching at...

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