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Book Reviews - 2016

“Democratic revolutions are not always happy revolutions”

Author: Hamit Bozarslan
Editor: CNRS Editions, Paris 2015

Révolution et état de violence. Moyen-Orient 2011-2015

24/10/2016 | Michele Brignone

Lens on Syria

Author: Daniel Demeter
Editor: Just World Books, US - 2016

Daniel Demeter has collected photos from the pre-conflict Syria on his website Syria Photo Guide and in his upcoming book Lens of Syria


History of an ‘Accidental State’

Author: Dirk Vandewalle
Editor: Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012

A History of Modern Libya, second edition

02/08/2016 | Martino Diez

The Resistance of Christianity in its Homelands

Author: Pascal Gollnisch
Editor: Cherche Midi, Paris 2016

Chrétiens d’Orient. Résister sur notre terre

26/07/2016 | Martino Diez

The West Censors While Muslim Directors Explore

Who is to blame when we speak about terrorism and violence? Islam or Muslims? Religion or culture? The Qur’an or its interpretation? This is such a tough, inescapable question that censorship seems the most practical solution. Remove the films that deal with this topic and perhaps the rather unpleasant reality they dep...

26/07/2016 | Emma Neri

To Destroy Monuments is to Destroy a People

Author: Christian Sahner
Editor: Hurst & Company, London 2014

Among the Ruins

26/07/2016 | Rolla Scolari

From “Paper State” to “Islamic State”

Author: William McCants
Editor: St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2015

The Isis Apocalypse. The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State

26/07/2016 | Editorial staff

Jihadism: the Last Totalitarianism of the Twentieth Century

Author: David Bénichou, Farhad Khosrokhavar, Philippe Migaux
Editor: Plon, Paris 2015

Le jihadisme. Le comprendre pour mieux le combattre

26/07/2016 | Chiara Pellegrino

When Believers Became Muslims

Author: Fred M. Donner
Editor: Harvard University Press, Cambridge (MA)-London, 2010

Muhammad and the Believers. At the Origins of Islam

26/07/2016 | Martino Diez

The Conflict Between Modern Reason and Theological Reason

Author: Jonathan A. C. Brown
Editor: Oneworld Publications, London, 2014

Misquoting Muhammad. The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy

26/07/2016 | Michele Brignone

The Diverse World of Turkish Islam

Author: Alberto Fabio Ambrosio
Editor: Carocci Editore, Rome 2015

Islam in Turkey

26/05/2016 | Francesca Miglio

Renewal Can Still Arise from “Islam Long Century” Failures

Author: Riccardo Redaelli
Editor: Islamismo e democrazia (Islamism and democracy), Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2015

Islamism and democracy

09/03/2016 | Martino Diez

Iraq’s Christians: the History of a Tempered Faith

Fernando Filoni, I cristiani in Iraq. Storia, sviluppo e missione dagli inizi ai nostri giorni, LEV, Rome 2015

28/01/2016 | Andrea Pacini

Risks and Reductions in Muslim-Christian Dialogue

Marie-Thérèse et Dominique Urvoy, La mésentente, Dictionnaire des difficultés doctrinales du dialogue islamo-chrétien, Les éditions du Cerf, Paris, 2014

28/01/2016 | Ines Peta

“God has Chosen You:” Plumbing the Jihadists’ Hearts

Dounia Bouzar, Comment sortir de l’emprise «djihadiste» ?, Les Editions de l’Atelier, Ivry-sur-Seine, 2015

28/01/2016 | Maria Laura Conte

From an Imagined East to the Real East

Olivier Roy, En quête de l’Orient perdu. Entretien avec Jean-Louis Schlegel, Seuil, Paris, 2014

28/01/2016 | Chiara Pellegrino

There is more to the Arab Mind than Just Islam

Georges Corm, Pensée et politique dans le monde arabe. Contextes historiques et problématiques XIXe-XXIe siècle, La Découverte, Paris, 2015

28/01/2016 | Michele Brignone

Cinema remains Silent if Reality surpasses Science Fiction

A coach crammed with immigrants winds its way between soldiers patrolling the city, leashed dogs at their side and weapons in hand. At the station entrances, great cages hold humans like animals, to the indifference of passers-by. A loudspeaker hammers out its obsessive message in an apocalyptic urban landscape: “Engla...

28/01/2016 | Emma Neri

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