BOOK REVIEWS


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Book reviewed in this article:

Muslim Extremism in Egypt: The Prophet and Pharaoh. By Gilles Kepel. Translated by Jon Rothschild. New afterword for the U.S. edition translated by Rose Vekony. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986 (original ed. 1984). 281 pp. Preface by Bernard Lewis. Map; Table; Charts; Chronology; Index. $18.95, cloth.

Religion and Modernization in Southeast Asia. By Fred R. von der Mehden. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986. viii plus 240 pp. Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index. $29.95, cloth; $14.95, paper.

Modern Islamic Political Thought. By Hamid Enayat. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982. xii plus 225 pp. $20.00, cloth; $8.95, paper.

Islamic Movements in Egypt, Pakistan and Iran: An Annotated Bibliography. By Asaf Hussain. London: Mansell Publishing and New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1983. xiv plus 163 pp. Index. $27.00.

Iran Since The Revolution: Internal Dynamics, Regional Conflicts, and the Superpowers. Edited by Barry M. Rosen. [Brooklyn College Studies on Society in Change, #47]. Boulder: Social Science Monographs, 1985. (Distributed by Columbia University Press, New York.) xx plus 187 pp. Photos. Index. $20.00, hardcover.

Islam in Revolution: Fundamentalism in the Arab World. By R. Hrair Dekmejian. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1985. xi plus 178 pp. Tables; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. $26.00, cloth; $12.95, paper.

Mouvements communautaires et Espaces urbains au Machreg. Mona Zakaria et al. Beyrouth: CERMOC, 1985. 175 pp. n.p.

Islam in the Modern World. Edited by Denis MacEoin and Ahmed al-Shahi. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. xviii plus 148 pp. Index. $22.50.

From Socialism to Islam? By David Westerlund. [Research Report No. 61.] Uppsala: The Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, 1982. 62 pp. Skr. 20:-.

The World or Islam. By T.B. Irving. Brattleboro, VT: Amana Books, 1984. 200 pp. $9.95, paper.

Islam and Contemporary Society. Edited by Salem Azzam. London and New York: Longman, 1982. x plus 279 pp. Indices, n.p.

Becoming American: The Early Arab Immigrant Experience. By Alixa Naff. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985. x plus 376 pp. Photographs; Bibliograpy; Index; $19.95.

Voyageurs to a Rocky Shore: The Lebanese and Syrians of Nova Scotia. By Nancy W. Jabbra and Joseph G. Jabbra. Halifax, Canada: Institute of Public Affairs, Dalhousie University, 1984. xv plus 177 pp. Photographs; Bibliography. $15.00, paper.

Women and the Family in the Middle East. New Voices of Change. Edited by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1985. xxi plus 356 pp. $24.50, cloth.

The Passion of al-Ḣ;allāj: Mystic and Martyr of Islam, 4 vols. By Louis Massignon. Translated from the French with a biographical foreward by Herbert Mason. [Bollingen Series XCVIII]. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982, lxix plus 645 pp. (vol. I); xiii plus 493 pp. (vol. II); xiv plus 360 pp. (vol. III); xviii plus 294 pp. (vol. IV). $125.00.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. By Amin Maalouf. Translated from the French by Jon Rothschild. London: Al Saqi Books, 1983. iv plus 293 pp. Maps; Chronology; Glossary; Index. $10.95, paper.

Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence In Medieval Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish and Christian Perspectives. Edited by Tamar Rudavsky. [Synthese Historical Library, Volume 25.] Rodrecht, Holland: D. Reidel, 1985. ix plus 299 pp. $54.00.

Muslims and Minorities: The Populations of Ottoman Anatolia and the End of the Empire. By Justin McCarthy. New York: New York University Press, 1983. 248 pp. $35.00.

The USSR and the Muslim World: Issues in Domestic and Foreign Policy. Edited by Yaacov Ro'i. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1984. xv plus 298 pp. $37.50.

The Syrians in Egypt: 1725-1975. By Thomas Philipp. [Berliner Islamstudien, Band 3.] Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1985. xv plus 187 pp. Graphs, n.p.

Hindu Javanese: Tengger Tradition and Islam. By Robert W. Hefner. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985. xi plus 290 pp. Photographs; Maps; Tables; Index. $36.00.

The Crescent Arises over the Banyan Tree: A Study of the Muhammadiyah Movement in a Central Javanese Town. By Mitsuo Nakamura. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press, 1983. xx plus 223 pp. Photographs; Maps; Tables; Index, n.p.

Divorce in Java: A Study of the Dissolution of Marriage among Javanese Muslims. By Hisako Nakamura. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press, 1983. xxiii plus 145 pp. Maps; Tables; Index, n.p.

The Renaissance of Modern Hebrew and Modern Standard Arabic: Parallels and Differences in the Revival of Two Semitic Languages. By Joshua Blau. [Near Eastern Studies Vol. 18]. Berkeley-Los Angeles-London: University of California Press, 1981. vii plus 260 pp. Bibliography. Typescript paperback. $19.25.

The Pen and the Faith: Eight Modern Muslim Writers and The Qur'an. By Kenneth Cragg. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1985. viii plus 181 pp. Bibliography. Index. Qur'anic passages cited. £12.95.

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