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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 42 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age by Mike Hardy, Fiyaz Mughal and Sarah Markiewicz (Editors)
    Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age - by Mike Hardy, Fiyaz Mughal and Sarah Markiewicz (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785921520 | ISBN 10: 1785921525

    How can Islam be understood in the context of internal struggles for unity and identity, a rise in anti-Muslim hate crime and continued media portrayals of violence, extremism, warfare and oppression? Looking at Islam as a faith, a whole system with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Panic, I'm Islamic: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door - by Lynn Gaspard (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780863569999 | ISBN 10: 0863569994

    "Bursting with creativity, wit and intelligence"(Brian Eno) How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries with that burka? You can’t trust the media any longer, but there’s no need to fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck
    A Jihad for Love - by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck

    £5.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786698001 | ISBN 10: 1786698005

    Mohamed El-Bachiri is a driver on the Brussels metro rail system. He grew up and lives in the suburb of Molenbeek, notorious as the place from which a number of Belgian jihadis have come. He is also the husband of Loubna Lafquiri, the love of his lif ... more

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  • Cover image of book Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood
    Science and Islam: A History - by Ehsan Masood

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785782022 | ISBN 10: 1785782029

    From Musa al-Khwarizmi who developed algebra in 9th century Baghdad to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston, Science and Islam tells the story of one of history’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Atheist Muslim by Ali A. Rizvi
    The Atheist Muslim - by Ali A. Rizvi

    £19.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781250094445 | ISBN 10: 1250094445

    In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non-believing Muslims to face the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Is Islam an Enemy of the West? by Tamara Sonn
    Is Islam an Enemy of the West? - by Tamara Sonn

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509504428 | ISBN 10: 1509504427

    New York, Washington, Madrid, London and now Paris - the list of Western cities targeted by radical Islamic terrorists waging global jihad continues to grow. Does this extreme violence committed in the name of Islam point to a fundamental enmity betw ... more

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  • Cover image of book Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the World by Shelina Janmohamed
    Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the World - by Shelina Janmohamed

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780769097 | ISBN 10: 1780769091

    What does it mean to be young and Muslim today? There is a segment of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims that is more influential than any other, and will shape not just the future of Muslims, but also the world around them: meet 'Generation M'.From fas ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now - by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780062333940 | ISBN 10: 0062333941

    Continuing her journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard, the brilliant, charismatic and controversial New York Times and Globe and Mail #1 bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad makes a powerful plea for a Muslim Refor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Adamson
    Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction - by Peter Adamson

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780199683673 | ISBN 10: 0199683670

    In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions.   In this Very Short Introduction, Pe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kauthar by Meike Ziervogel
    Kauthar - by Meike Ziervogel

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784630294 | ISBN 10: 1784630292

    Lydia, a woman in her early thirties, lives in London. She lacks a purpose and loses herself in a string of affairs. When she meets Rabia, a convert to Islam, the Moslem rituals and the Arabic language offer her a new beginning. Lydia becomes Kauthar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Badshah Khan: Islamic Peace Warrior by Heathcote Williams
    Badshah Khan: Islamic Peace Warrior - by Heathcote Williams

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993014123 | ISBN 10: 0993014127

    A book-length investigative poem from the author of Whale Nation about the amazing life and legacy of Badshah Khan, Islamic Peace Warrior and friend of Mahatma Gandhi. As the violent excesses of Islamic extremist groups dominate the media, here is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune
    Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism - by Karima Bennoune

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780393350258 | ISBN 10: 0393350258

    Karima Bennoune interviewed journalists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, street vendors and womens rights activists, among others, in her three-year investigation of opposition to the rising tide of Muslim fundamentalism from Lahore to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Just Your Average Muslim by Zia Chaudhry
    Just Your Average Muslim - by Zia Chaudhry

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780722481 | ISBN 10: 1780722486

    This fascinating and original book provides a better insight into the life of "just your average Muslim" than you will find anywhere else.  A powerful antidote to common but exhausted stereotypes, it challenges non-Muslims to reexamine their per ... more

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  • Cover image of book Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar by Robert Lebling and Tahir Shah
    Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar - by Robert Lebling and Tahir Shah

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780769042 | ISBN 10: 1780769040

    According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
    Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims - by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

    £18.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781479894673 | ISBN 10: 1479894672

    2015 Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award presented by the Stonewall Books Awards of the American Library Association  Muhsin is one of the organizers of Al-Fitra Foundation, a South African support group for lesbian, transgender, and gay Muslims ... more

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  • Cover image of book Habibi by Craig Thompson
    Habibi - by Craig Thompson

    £22.50   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571241323 | ISBN 10: 0571241328

    Habibi, based on a Middle Eastern fable, tells the story of Dodola, who escapes being sold into slavery and rescues an abandoned baby she names Zam. They live in isolation in an old boat in the desert. As they age their relationship shifts from mothe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A.C. Brown
    Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction - by Jonathan A.C. Brown

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199559282 | ISBN 10: 0199559287

    As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in history. The furor surrounding the Satanic Verses and the Danish cartoon crisis reminded the world of the tremendous importance of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Learning abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
    Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719567780 | ISBN 10: 0719567785

    For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didn't mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments and easyJet. It meant travelling the known world to its limits. Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith's passionate pursuit of the fou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man by Ali Eteraz
    Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man - by Ali Eteraz

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780061626852 | ISBN 10: 0061626856

    Ali Eterazs award-winning memoir reveals the searing spiritual story of growing up in Pakistan under the specter of militant Islamic fundamentalism and then overcoming the culture shock of emigrating to the United States.   A gripping me ... more

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  • Cover image of book Political Islam: Ideology and Practice by Khaled Hroub (Editor)
    Political Islam: Ideology and Practice - by Khaled Hroub (Editor)

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780863566592 | ISBN 10: 0863566596

    Political Islam offers a comprehensive, informative discussion of contemporary debates within political Islam. The contributors argue that the evolution of political Islamic movements is essentially contextual rather than ideological and therefore, I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction by Adam J. Silverstein
    Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction - by Adam J. Silverstein

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780199545728 | ISBN 10: 0199545723

    This Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history; the controversies surrounding its study; and the significance that it holds - for Muslims and for non-Muslims alike.   Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
    Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims - by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781851687015 | ISBN 10: 1851687017

    Many Islamic authorities claim that homosexuality is categorically forbidden, but the reality is much less clear-cut. There are no verses in the Quran that unambiguously condemn homosexuals, and there are some that suggest they can be tolerated in M ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Qur
    The Qur'an: A Beginner's Guide - by Farid Esack

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781851686247 | ISBN 10: 185168624x

    The Quran has spoken to Muslims for over one thousand years; it is seen as law-maker, moral code, and the word of God. Drawing on both contemporary and ancient sources, Esack outlines the key themes and explains the historical and cultural context o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic Philosophy: A Beginner
    Islamic Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide - by Majid Fakhry

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781851686254 | ISBN 10: 1851686258

    From the introduction of Greek Philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century, right through to modern times, Majid Fakhry charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlighting key in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Islam: A Graphic Guide by Ziauddin Sardar and Zafar Abbas Malik
    Introducing Islam: A Graphic Guide - by Ziauddin Sardar and Zafar Abbas Malik

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848310841 | ISBN 10: 1848310846

    Islam is one of the world’'s great monotheistic religions. Islamic culture, spanning 1,500 years, has produced some of the finest achievements of humanity. Yet the religion followed by a fifth of humankind, including millions from diverse ethnic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam by Mark LeVine
    Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam - by Mark LeVine

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780307353399 | ISBN 10: 0307353397

    "We play heavy metal because our lives are heavy metal."(Reda Zine, one of the founders of the Moroccan heavy-metal scene) "Music is the weapon of the future."(Fela Kuti) An eighteen-year-old Moroccan who loves Black Sabbath. A twenty-two-yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islam for Beginners by N. I Matar
    Islam for Beginners - by N. I Matar

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389010 | ISBN 10: 1934389013

    Five times a day, close to a billion people turn to the Kaaba in submission to Allah/God. In the seventeenth century the religion of Islam was revealed to the Prophet Mohammad through the Holy Koran. Since then, Islam has spread to every corner of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry by Daud Sutton
    Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry - by Daud Sutton

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263593 | ISBN 10: 1904263593

    Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man.   In this excellent little book geometer ... more

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  • Cover image of book The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam by Ziauddin Sardar and Meryl Wyn Davies
    The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam - by Ziauddin Sardar and Meryl Wyn Davies

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904456612 | ISBN 10: 1904456618

    How can Islam reconcile itself with the 21st century? This No-Nonsense Guide explains the Islamic worldview, examining the Qur'an and Islamic law (sharia), Islam in history, and Islam's relationship with the West.  The authors analyze the strugg ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nine Parts of Desire: the Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks
    Nine Parts of Desire: the Hidden World of Islamic Women - by Geraldine Brooks

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141029405 | ISBN 10: 0141029404

    Geraldine Brooks set out to discover the truth about women and Islam. She was granted meetings with everyone from Queen Noor of Jordan to Palestinians protesting about honour killings for adultery. Her book examines the evidence about Mohammad's wive ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America by Michael Muhammed Knight
    Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America - by Michael Muhammed Knight

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781593762407 | ISBN 10: 1593762402

    In his quest for an indigenous American Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight embarks on a series of interstate odysseys. Traveling 20,000 miles by Greyhound in sixty days, he squats in run-down mosques, pursues Muslim romance, is detained at the U.S.-Canad ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meetings with Remarkable Muslims by Edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring
    Meetings with Remarkable Muslims - by Edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780955010507 | ISBN 10: 0955010500

    Meetings with Remarkable Muslims is a collection of travel writing celebrating friendship and the chance encounters that unexpectedly enrich our lives, which shows the diversity of the modern Islamic world and the way in which it continues to inspire ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rethinking Islamism: The Ideology of the New Terror by Meghnad Desai
    Rethinking Islamism: The Ideology of the New Terror - by Meghnad Desai

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845112677 | ISBN 10: 1845112679

    The global struggle against 'terror' looks set to become one of the defining characteristics of geopolitics in the new century. Despite increasingly frantic calls - especially after the London bombings of July 7 2005 - for western leaders to 'underst ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Do Muslims Believe? by Ziauddin Sardar
    What Do Muslims Believe? - by Ziauddin Sardar

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078345 | ISBN 10: 1862078343

    "The world is green and beautiful; and God has appointed you as His trustee over it."(Propher Muhammad)Islam is one of the great monotheistic religions of the world. Its teachings emphasize unity, humility, forgiveness, and love of God. The Qur'an si ... more

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  • Cover image of book Suicide Bombers: Allah
    Suicide Bombers: Allah's New Martyrs - by Farhad Khosrokhavar

    £21.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780745322834 | ISBN 10: 0745322832

    In Palestine, Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Indonesia and elsewhere, the results of suicide bombing have been devastating. What drives young men and women to become suicide bombers? This remarkable book provides some of the answers and explores how the suicid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim by Ziauddin Sardar
    Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim - by Ziauddin Sardar

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781862077553 | ISBN 10: 186207755x

    Ziauddin Sardar is one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, author of more than 40 books on science, religion and culture. This is his account of his life as a restless believer.   "Desperately Seeking Paradise draws on an old Musl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
    The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity - by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780060730642 | ISBN 10: 0060730641

    The world's leading Islamicist and foremost Muslim expert on the West offers a timely expression of the core spiritual and social values of Islam, showing their complementarity to Jewish and Christian values as well as their positive contribution to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity by Tariq Ali
    The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity - by Tariq Ali

    £21.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781859844571 | ISBN 10: 185984457x

    In this timely book, Tariq Ali puts the events of September 11 into sweeping historical perspective. As we have come to expect from him, he is lucid, eloquent, literary and painfully honest, as he dissects both Islamic and Western fundamentalism. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong
    Islam: A Short History - by Karen Armstrong

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781842125830 | ISBN 10: 1842125834

    One of the greatest of the world religions through the 1500 years of its existence, Islam has also been by far the most misunderstood. The Western world has undergone a complete revolution of thought in recent centuries, but its mistrust of Islam is ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Koran: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Cook
    The Koran: A Very Short Introduction - by Michael Cook

    £7.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780192853448 | ISBN 10: 0192853449

    The Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditio ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Muslim Names by Sharifa M. Zawawi
    African Muslim Names - by Sharifa M. Zawawi

    £16.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780865435735 | ISBN 10: 0865435731

    A name reflects and reinforces an identity both when it is given and when it is changed. African Muslim Names discusses the social and cultural significance of proper names. It explains how names are chosen for newborns in African societies and the v ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500 by L. P. Harvey
    Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500 - by L. P. Harvey

    £25.50   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780226319629 | ISBN 10: 0226319628

    This is a richly detailed account of Muslim life throughout the kingdoms of Spain, from the fall of Seville, which signaled the beginning of the retreat of Islam, to the Christian reconquest.  "Harvey not only examines the politics of the Na ... more

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