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Regards chrétiens sur Pislam. By Louis Gardet. Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1986. 219 pp. Indices. 96 F.

Traditional Islam in the Modern World. By Seyyed Hossein Nasr. London and New York: KPI Ltd., 1987. x plus 335 pp. n.p.

Knowing One Another: Shaping an Islamic Anthropology. By Merryl Wyn Davies. London and New York: Mansell Publishing Limited, 1988. x plus 189 pp. Index. $52.50, hardcover.

Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion. William A. Graham. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. 306 pp. Bibliography. Indices. $32.50.

Medieval Persian Court Poetry. By Julie Scott Meisami. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987. xiii plus 345 pp. $45.00.

Textual Sources for the Study of Islam. Edited and translated by Andrew Rippin and Jan Knappert. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986. xii plus 209 pp. Map. Glossary. Index. £6.75.

In Quest of an Islamic Humanism: Arabic and Islamic Studies in Memory of Mohamed al-Nowaihi. Edited by A. H. Green. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1984. xxiv plus 217 pp. n.p.

Philosophy of Islam. Ayatullah Dr. Muhammad Hosayni Behishti and Hujjat al-Islam Dr. Javad Bahonar. Salt Lake City: Islamic Publications, n.d. 580 pp. n.p.

Knowing the Unknowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas. By David B. Burrell. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986. x plus 130 pp. $15.95, hardcover; $8.95, paper.

Averroes’ De Substantia Orbis: Critical Edition of the Hebrew Text with English Translation and Commentary. By Arthur Hyman. [Corpus Philosophorum Medii Aevi: Averroes Hebraicus, Medieval Academy Books No. 96.] Cambridge, Massachusetts and Jerusalem: Medieval Academy of America, 1986. 156 plus 74 pp. in Hebrew numerals. Two Critical Apparatus. Hebrew-Latin Glossary. Bibliography. Two Indices. $30.00.

Eighteenth-Century Renewal And Reform In Islam. Edited by Nehemiah Levtzion and John O. Voll. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1987. Preface plus 200 pp. Glossary. Index. $24.95, Cloth.

Zwischen Faktum and Fiktion: Eine Studie zum Umayyadenkalifen Sulaiman b. Abdalmalik and seinem Bild in den Quellen. By Reinhard Eisener. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1987. ix plus 296 pp. Appendix. Index. DM 68.

Studies on the First Century of Islamic Society. Edited by G.H.A. Juynboll. [Papers on Islamic History; v.5.] Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1982. ix plus 292 pp. $20.00.

Islam Assembled: The Advent of the Muslim Congresses. By Martin Kramer. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986. xi plus 250 pps. Index. $30.00.

Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World. By C.A. Qadir. North Ryde, New South Wales: Croom Helm, 1988. viii plus 218 pages. Index. $67.50, cloth; Canada $94.50.

Urdu Letters of irz Asadu'llh n lib. Translated and annotated by Daud Rahbar. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1987. xlv plus 628 pp. n.p.

Imam Ali: Source of Light, Wisdom and Might. By Sulaymn Kattn, translated by I. K. Howard. London: Muhammadi Trust and New York: Methuen, 1986. x plus 148 pp. $25.00.

Egypt, Islam, and the Arabs: The Search for Egyptian Nationhood, 1900–1930. By Israel Gershoni and James P. Jankowski. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. xviii plus 346 pp. $39.95.

Tchad 1900-1902, une guerre franco-libyenne oublie? Une confrrie musulmane, la Sansiyya, face la France. By Jean-Louis Triaud. [Racines du présent series.] Paris: L'Harmattan, 1988. 203 plus xxxii pp. Photoreproductions of 38 archival letters in handwritten Arabic (with 105 pp. French translation). 3 maps. Bibliography. Index. n.p.

Amal and the Shia: Struggle for the Soul of Lebanon. By Augustus Richard Norton. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987. xxii plus 238 pp. $25.00, hardcover; $10.95, paperback.

Passeé Turco-Tatar, Présent Sovietique: Études offertes Alexandre Bennigsen/Turco-Tatar Past Soviet Present: Studies presented to Alexandre Bennigsen. Edited by Ch. Lemercier-Quelquejay, G. Veinstein, and S.E. Wimbush. [Éditions Peeters, Louvain-Paris, la Collection TLrcica, VI: Éditions de l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, la collection Civilisations et Sociétés, 74.] Louvain-Paris: Éditions Peeters and Éditions de l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 1986. ix plus 563 pp. Photograph. n.p.

Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan. By Olivier Roy. London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986. vi plus 253 pp. $24.95.

Khoumani, Islamic Fundamentalists and the Contributions of Islamic Sciences to Modern Civilization. By Antoine J. Abraham. [Anthroscience Monograph Series.] Notre Dame, Indiana: Foundations Press of Notre Dame, 1983. 39 pp. n.p.

The Gulf Cooperation Council: Moderation and Stability in an Interdependent World. Edited by John A. Sandwick. Foreword by George McGovern. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press and Washington, D.C.: American-Arab Affairs Council, 1987. x plus 289 pp. Tables. Charts. Texts of documents. Bibliography. $15.95.

The Powers in the Middle East: The Ultimate Strategic Arena. Edited by Bernard Reich. New York: Praeger, 1987. 351 pp. $45.00.

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