BOOK REVIEWS


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Books reviewed in this article:

Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages. By Thomas F. Glick. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1979. xi plus 376 pp. $22.50.

Literature and Violence in North Arabia. By Michael E. Meeker. [Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems.] New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979. xvi plus 272 pp. $25.00, hard cover; $10.95, paper.

The Tales of the Prophets of al-Kisā'?. Translated from the Arabic with an introduction and notes by W. M. Thackston, Jr. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978. xxxiv plus 378. $25.00.

The Rose and the Rock: Mystical and Rational Elements in the Intellectual History of South Asian Islam. Edited by Bruce B. Lawrence. Durham, NC: Program in Comparative Studies on Southern Asia, Duke University, 1979. n. p. n. p.

The First Crusade. By Steven Runciman. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980 (abridged ed.; original ed. 1951). 240 pp. Illustrations. $19.95.

Honneur et Baraka: Ies structures sociales dnns le Rif. By Raymond Jamous. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981. 303 pp. $49.50.

Islam and the Medieval West: Aspects of Intercultural Relations. Edited by Khalil I. Semaan. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1980. xi plus 172 pp. $34.00, cloth; $12.95, paper.

Shi'ism and Constitutionalism in Iran. By Abdul-Hadi Hairi. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1977. xii plus 274 pp. Bibliography, index. $19.50.

The Qur'an: Basic Teachings. By Thomas Ballatine Irving, Khurshid Ahmad and Muhammad Manazir Ahsan. Leicester, England: The Islamic Foundation, 1979. 278 pp. n. p.

Oman: The Reborn Land. By F. A. Clements. London and New York: Longmans, 1980. 182 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $25.00.

The Crisis in the Lebanese System: Confessionalism and Chaos. By Enver M. Koury. Washington, D. C.: American Enterprise Institute, 1976. 92 pp. $3.00.

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