Over-stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East

Product Description This study of politics and the role of the state in the Arab world is aimed at students of Middle East politics, political theory and political economy. Ayubi’s main objective is to place the Arab world within a theoretical framework that avoids both “orientalist” and “fundamentalist” insistence on the utter peculiarity and uniqueness…

The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800

Product DescriptionJonathan Berkey surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from approximately 600 to 1800 c.e. After examining the religious scene in the Near East in late antiquity, he investigates Islam’s first century, the “classical” period from the accession of the Abbasids to the rise of the Buyid amirs. He then…

Arab Society and Culture: An Essential Guide

ISBN13: 9780863566165 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product Description Arab Society and Culture provides wide-ranging essays and supplementary readings that examine recent social and cultural change in Arab societies. From investigations of consumerism and Islam on the Internet to changing attitudes toward sex, gender, and homosexuality, this collection challenges stereotypes…