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Browse by Subject: Middle East Studies

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Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Based on the premise that woman's struggles to have their voices heard are shared throughout the monotheisms, these essays offer new insights into the traditions of three religions during the past century.

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The Making of the Modern Iranian Woman: Gender, State Policy, and Popular Culture, 1865-1946

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Against Islamic Extremism: The Writings of Muhammad Sa`id al-‘Ashmawy

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America's Palestine: Popular and Official Perceptions from Balfour to Israeli Statehood

In a revisionist look at the history of U. S. relations with Palestine, Lawrence Davidson offers a critical study of the evolution of American popular and governmental perceptions of Zionism and Palestine, from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the found

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Great Britain and Reza Shah: The Plunder of Iran, 1921-1941

Mohammad Gholi Majd describes the rampant tyranny and destruction of Iran in the decades between the two world wars in a sensational yet thoroughly scholarly study that will rewrite the political and economic history of the country.

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Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia

This essay collection challenges the popular presumption that Muslims and Hindus are irreconcilably different groups, inevitably conflicting with each other. Invoking a new vocabulary that depicts a neglected substratum of Muslim-Hindu commonality, the

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The Many Faces of Islam: Perspectives on a Resurgent Civilization

Seeking to dispel the perception that Islamic fundamentalism and extremism represent Islam in it entirety, Rejwan argues that to view Islam as uniform invites confusion and miscomprehension. The rich sampling of readings demostrates the surprising variety

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Resistance to the Shah: Landowners and Ulama in Iran

Examines land policy in Iran under the two Pahlavi shahs from 1925-1979, the social and economic consequences of the policies, and their impact on the popular uprisings of 1962-63, which many scholars regard as the beginning of the Islamic revolution.

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Muslim Women: Crafting a North American Identity

Using interviews with 14 Muslim women from Canada, the author (herself an immigrant) examines how the women challenge and resist stereotypes and achieve new ways of being Muslim. Provides an account of the trauma these women experience during dislocation

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Women and War in Lebanon

Edited collection of essays examining the impact of the 1975-90 civil war in Lebanon on women--both as a potent oppressor and as a catalyst for liberation from social strictures. Several essays challenge the assumption that women are pacifists by nature.