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Islamic Societies in Practice, second edition

An accessible primer on Islamic society, providing a good historical overview with a focus on how Islam is practiced in daily life. Significant new material on Islam in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States, as well as the Middle East, details the
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Rethinking Nasserism: Revolution and Historical Memory in Modern Egypt

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Uncle Sam in Barbary: A Diplomatic History

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Islam, Judaism, and the Political Role of Religions in the Middle East

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The Veil Unveiled: The Hijab in Modern Culture

This provocative book demonstrates that the veil, the garment known in Islamic cultures as the hijab, holds within its folds a semantic versatility that goes far beyond current clich├ęs and homogenous representations. Whether seen as erotic or as romantic,
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Women and Gender in Early Jewish and Palestinian Nationalism

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Nonviolence and Peace Building in Islam: Theory and Practice

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The Birth of Israel, 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics

An examination of the internal decision-making process of the Zionist leadership in Palestine from 1945 to 1949. Examines the positions of competing parties to explain how and why the charismatic Ben-Gurion prevailed in achieving a middle-of-the-road poli
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Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives