The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science


The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives From Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century M. Ogilvie Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this milestone reference combines “facts-fronted” fast access to biographical details with highly readable accounts and analyses of nearly 3000 scientists’ lives, works and accomplishments. For all academic…

من الشيخية الى البابية: From Shaykhism to Babism: a Study in Charismatic Renewal in Shi’i Islam, Denis MacEoin


من الشيخية الى البابية الشيخية هي مدرسة فكرية شيعية اثنا عشرية. أوجدها وأرسى قواعدها أحمد بن زين الدين الأحسائي، حيث تُنسب إليه آراء خاصة في الحكمة وردّ الفلسفة، ونبذه لكثير من الأفكار المستمدة من الفلاسفة اليونانيين والرومان. وقد تسبب ذلك بخلافات مع عدد من علماء عصره كصدر الدين الشيرازي.يخلط الناس العوام و منهم من العلماء…

Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi’ism , Abbas Amanat


Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi’ism Abbas Amanat Interest in Shi’i Islam is running at unprecedented levels. International tensions over Iran, where the largest number of Shi’i Muslims live, as well as the political resurgence of the Shi’i in Iraq and Lebanon, have created an urgent need to understand the background, beliefs and motivations of this…

Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans: Intercommunal Relations on the Periphery of the Ottoman Empire , Hirmis Aboona


Many scholars, in the U.S. and elsewhere, have decried the racism and “Orientalism” that characterizes much Western writing on the Middle East. Such writings conflate different peoples and nations, and movements within such peoples and nations, into unitary and malevolent hordes, uncivilized reservoirs of danger, while ignoring or downplaying analogous tendencies towards conformity or barbarism…

Shi’a Islam: From Religion to Revolution, Heinz Halm


Shi’a Islam: From Religion to Revolution Heinz Halm Combining history, comparative religion, and political interpretations, the author elucidates Shi’ism and political developments in the Middle East for the Western reader. The origin and tenets of Shiite Islam receive fair treatment from a German historian. Since it is also fair to say Americans were perplexed and…

Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Muslims in Global Societies Series)


Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Muslims in Global Societies Series) Gabriele Marranci (Editor) Scholars from various disciplines worked together to present the first interdisciplinary book to address the issue of Islam, secularism and globalization. The book has a clear structure which represents its interdisciplinary approach: the first section addresses the…