Books Reviewed

Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

The Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society edited by Nadirsyah Hosen provides an examination of the role of Islamic law as it applies...

Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy

Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy is an eye-opening and thought-provoking contribution, one that unequivocally argues that democracy is almost always created by...

Memory, Identity, and Nationalism in European Regions

This book is a fundamental intellectual resource that explores patterns of interactions between politics and managed historical memory and the discourse of ethnicity in...

After the Arab Uprisings: Between Democratization, Counter-revolution and State Failure

The revolutions, political uprising and widespread protests that took place in 2010 and 2011, that collectively became known as the Arab Spring, passed through...

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

In 2011, thousands of Syrians took to the streets in a wave of protests, called for basic freedoms and human rights for their country....

Mapping the Middle East

Mapping the Middle East provides a sensible, accessible and nuanced contextual analysis of the map of the Middle East since the early Islamic period...

Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes

Communism’s Shadow is a remarkable book, one that draws upon a wealth of data and sophisticated modelling and analytical approaches to answer a crucial...

A History of Muslim Sicily

A History of Muslim Sicily covers the period of Muslim Arab rule on the island from 827 CE to the Norman conquest in 1070...

Rethinking Islam and the West: A New Narrative for the Age of Crises

In this book, Ahmed Paul Keeler examines the worldview, until comparatively recently unquestioned, of ever continuing human progress. The author directly connects the present...

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