BOOKS RECEIVED: Sillitoe, Paul, ed., “Sustainable Development: An Appraisal from the Gulf Region” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world’s resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century. This volume gives a wide… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Iain R. Edgar, “The Dream in Islam: From Qur’anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books The war in the Middle East is marked by a lack of cultural knowledge on the part of the western forces, and this book deals with another, widely ignored element of Islam-the role of dreams… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nesecan Balkan, Erol Balkan and Ahmet Oncu, “The Neoliberal Landscape and the Rise of Islamist Capital in Turkey” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Islamist capital accumulation has split the Turkish bourgeoisie and polarized Turkish society into secular and religious social groupings, giving rise to conflicts between the state and political Islam. By providing a long-term historical perspective on… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elisabeth A. Fraser, “Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839” (Penn StateUP, 2017)
In this volume, Elisabeth Fraser shows that artists and the works they created in the Mediterranean during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were informed by mutual dependence and reciprocity between European nations and the Ottoman Empire. Her rich… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Scham, Salem, and Pogrund, eds., “Shared Histories: A Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue” (Left Coast Press, 2005)
There is no single history of the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Israeli historical narrative speaks of Zionism as the Jewish national movement, of building a refuge from persecution, and of national regeneration. The Palestinian narrative speaks of invasion,… Read More
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