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Arab Women Novelists : The Formative Years and Beyond (Suny Series in Middle Eastern Studies) ~ Ships in 2-3 days
 Joseph T. Zeidan / Paperback / Published 1995 
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The Arabian Epic : Heroic and Oral Story-Telling : Analysis (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications, No 49) Vol 2 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
 M. C. Lyons / Hardcover / Published 1995 
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The Arabian Epic : Heroic and Oral Story-Telling : Introduction (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications, No 49) Vol 1 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
 M. C. Lyons / Hardcover / Published 1995 
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The Arabian Epic : Heroic and Oral Story-Telling : Texts (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications, No 49) Vol 3 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
 M. C. Lyons / Hardcover / Published 1995 
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Arab-Islamic Philosophy : A Contemporary Critique (Middle East Monograph Series)
by Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri, Aziz Abbassi (Translator),
Suggested Price: $11.01
Paperback - 150 pages (November 1999)
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
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A Border Passage : From Cairo to America-A Woman's Journey
by Leila Ahmed (Paperback - June 2000)
Suggested Price: $11.16
Covering Islam : How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
by Edward W. Said (Paperback - April 1997)
Suggested Price: $10.40
Edward Said brings us a measured explanation of the media's slant against Islam.
The End of the Peace Process : Oslo and After
by Edward W. Said (Paperback - May 2001)
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Level Headed crtitique of the peace process
Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank
by Suha Sabbagh (Editor) (Paperback - March 1998)
Suggested Price: $17.95
 
Orientalism
by Edward W. Said (Paperback - October 1979)
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Edward Said explores why we Westerners see the East the way we do and why it is wrong
A Short History of Modern Arabic Literature ~ Ships in 2-3 days
 M. M. Badawi / Hardcover / Published 1993 
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Women and Gender in Islam : Historical Roots of a Modern Debate
by Leila Ahmed (Paperback - August 1993)
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Book Description
The distinguished Moroccan philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, in this summary of his own work, examines the status of Arab thought in the late twentieth century. Al-Jabri rejects what he calls the current polarization of Arab thought between an imported modernism that disregards Arab tradition and a fundamentalism that would reconstruct the present in the image of an idealized past.

Both past and present intellectual currents are examined. Al-Jabri first questions the current philosophical positions of the liberals, the Marxists, and the fundamentalists. Then he turns to history, exploring Arab philosophy in the tenth and twelfth centuries, a time of political and ideological struggle. In the writings of Ibn Hazm and Averros, he identifies the beginnings of Arab rationalism, a rationalism he traces through the innovative fourteenth-century work of Ibn Khaldun.

Al-Jabri offers both Western readers and his own compatriots a radical new approach to Arab thought, one that finds in the past the roots of an open, critical rationalism which he sees as emerging in the Arab world today.

Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, Professor of Philosophy at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, is one of the major intellectual figures in the contemporary Arab world. His early research on the epistemological origins of Arab thought resulted in his major work, a trilogy: naqd al 'aql al 'arabi, published in Beirut in 1982, 1986, and 1989.

Translator Aziz Abbassi, a native of Morocco, is a writer and linguist currently living in the United States.  

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