BOOK REVIEWS


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Book reviewed in this article:

Islam: A Christian Perspective. By Michael Nazir-Ali. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983. 185 pp. $11.95.

A Guide to the Contents of the Qur'an. By Faruq Sherif. London: Ithaca Press, 1985. 165 pp. £15.00.

The shorter Chapters of The Qur'an. Translated by Thomas B. Irving. Kuala Lumpur: M.A.J. Beg, 1986. 95 pp. n.p.

Creation and the Teaching of the Qur'an. By Thomas J. O'Shaughnessy. [Biblica et Orientalia, 40.] Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1985. vii plus 100 pp. $6.00, paper.

Islamic Concept of God. By Mohammad Zia Ullah. London: Kegan Paul International, 1984. xi plus 115 pp. Index. $26.95.

Eight Lives: A Study of the Hindu-Muslim Encounter. By Rajmohan Gandhi. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986. x plus 359 pp. Bibliography. References and Notes. Index. $12.95, paper; $39.50, cloth.

Journey to the Lord of Power: A Sufi Manual on Retreat. By Ibn ‘Arabi. Translated from the Arabic by Rabia Harris. New York: Inner Traditions International, 1981. Illustrations. 144 pp. $8.95, paper.

The Unveiling of Love: Sufism and the Remembrance of God. By Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti. Translated from the Turkish by Muhtar Holland. New York: Inner Traditions International, 1981. 201 pp. $10.95.

Sh'ism and Social Protest. Edited by R.I. Cole and Nikki R. Keddie. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986. x plus 325 pp. $40.00, cloth; $12.95, paper.

Muslim Women. Edited by Freda Hussain. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. 228 pp. $22.50.

Woman in Islam. By Wiebke Walther. Montclair: Abner Schram, 1981. 204 pp. Photographs. Charts. $35.00.

Marriage and Sexuality in Islam: A Translation of al-Ghazl's Book on the Etiquette of Marriage from the Iy. By Madelain Farah. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1984. xii plus 126 pp. Indices. $20.00.

Däs Ärztebankett. Aus arabischen Handschriften übersetzt und mit einer Einleitung sowie Anmerkungen versehen von Felix Klein-Franke. By Abu l-asan al-Muhtr al-asan ibn ‘Abdn. Stuttgart: Hippokrates Verlag, 1984. 323 pp. DM 49.80.

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali. By Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot. [Cambridge Middle East Library]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. x plus 300 pp. Bibliography; Index. $49.50.

Les Ordres mystiques dans l'Islam Cheminements et situation actuelle. Edited by A. Popovic & G. Veinstein. [Recherches d'histoire et de sciences sociales, 13.] Paris: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 1986. 324 pp. Index. 190F, paper.

Shh Abd al-Azz: Puritanism, Sectarian Polemics and Jihd. By Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi. Canberra: Ma'rifat Publishing House, 1982. xii plus 609 pp. A $38.

The Arab Predicament, Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967. By Fouad Ajami. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. xvi plus 220 pp. n.p.

The Emergence of Pan-Arabism in Egypt. By Israel Gershoni. Tel Aviv: The Shiloah Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, 1981. 142 pp. n.p.

Towns and townsmen of Ottoman Anatolia: Trade, crafts and food production in an urban setting, 1520-1650. By Suraiya Faroqhi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. xiv plus 425 pp. Photographs. Maps. Graphs. Tables. Glossary. Bibliography. Indices. $59.50.

The West Bank: History, Politics, Society, and Economy. By Don Peretz. [Westview Special Studies on the Middle East.] Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1986. xi plus 173 pp. Index. $22.00, softbound.

A Legend of Alexander and The Merchant and the Parrot. By Herbert Mason. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986. 119 pages, n.p.

Modern Arabic Literature and the West. By M.M. Badawi. London: Ithaca Press, 1985, ii plus 236 pp. 18.00.

Hikayat Sultan Ibrahim ibn Adham: An Edition of an Anonymous Malay Text with translation and notes. Edited and translated by Russell Jones. Berkeley: University of California, Center for South and Southeast Asia Studies, and Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1985. ix plus 332 pp. Bibliography. Index. $14.50, paper; $27.25, hardcover.

The author's response to “Leaman's Introduction to Medieval Islamic Philosophy: A Review Article,” by Michael E. Marmura, MW, LXXVI (1986), 43-45.

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