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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
A former US ambassador offers a firsthand account of how Sudan, a promising North African democracy since 1956, failed to solve crucial problems at home and abroad and so brought about its own overthrow by Islamic fundamentalists.