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Library features book display: "Learn About Islam and The Middle East"

As part of its activities for the International September Project, the Robert R. Muntz Library has created a book display on "Learn About Islam and the Middle East." The September Project is “a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries during the month of September.” With that goal in mind, and as part of our educational mission, we have created the display. In addition, the display gives us a small opportunity to recognize the Muslim observance of Ramadan and provide complementary readings to go along with the "Legacy of the Middle East" exhibit which runs until September 11, 2009. Though Islamic societies are present around the world, we have chosen to highlight the Middle East to coordinate with the traveling exhibit. We could have created an exhibit of Islam around the world as well (maybe this can be a project for next year). For instance, did you know that Indonesia has the largest national Muslim population? We recognize that the diversity of Islamic societies is more than what we reflect in our small display. This display will run through the month of September. It is located in the library's third floor. This is the list of books featured in the display case. When not in our display, these books are usually located in the third floor stacks, unless otherwise noted. They are presented in LC call number order:
  • Rukhasana Khan, with illustrations by Patty Gallinger. Muslim Child: Understanding Islam Through Stories and Poems. 297 K4535 MU (CML-Dewey).
  • Philip Wilkinson. Islam. 297 W6873IS (CML-Dewey).
  • Joseph E.B. Lumbard, ed.. Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition. BP 60 .I7848 2004.
  • The Qur'an. (Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik, translator. English Translation of the Meaning of Al-Qur'an). BP 109 .K45 1997.
  • I.A. Ibrahim. A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam. BP161.2 .I27 1996.
  • Thomas W. Lippman. Understanding Islam: an Introduction to the Muslim World. BP161.2 .L56 1995.
  • Ira G. Zepp. A Muslim Primer: Beginner's Guide to Islam. BP 161.2 .Z46 1992.
  • Reza Aslan, No God But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. BP 161.3 .A79 2005 (Bestseller Collection).
  • Paul Findley. Silent No More: Confronting America's False Images of Islam. BP 170 .F56 2001.
  • M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi. BP 170 .M83 2004.
  • Bernard Lewis. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror. BP 182 .L48 2004.
  • Roy P. Mottahedeh. The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran. BP 192.7 .I68 M67 2000.
  • Justin Marozzi. Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World. DS .M37 2007.
  • P.M. Holt,, eds. The Cambridge History of Islam. DS 35.6 .C3 1977 V.1A.
  • Ira M. Lapidus. A History of Islamic Societies. DS 35.63 .L37 2002.
  • Hugh Kennedy. When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: the Rise and Fall of Islam's Greatest Dynasty. DS 38.6 .K463 2006.
  • Zachary Lochman. Contending Visions of the Middle East: the History and Politics of Orientalism. DS 61.8 .L63 2004.
  • Martin Sicker. The Pre-Islamic Middle East. DS 62.2 .S54 2000.
  • William L. Cleveland. A History of the Modern Middle East. DS 62.4 .C53 2004.
  • David Fromkin. A Peace to End All Peace: the Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East. DS 63.2 .G7 F76 2001.
  • Jimmy Carter. The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East. DS 119.7 .C358 2007.
  • Hooman Majd. The Ayatollah Begs To Differ. DS 318.9 .M35 2008 (Bestseller Collection).
  • Benazir Bhutto. Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West. DS 389.22 .B48 A3 2008 (Bestseller Collection).
  • David R. Farber. Taken Hostage: the Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam. E 183.8 .I55 F37 2005.
  • National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East. G2205 .N34 2008. (Reference).
  • Elsa Marston. Figs and Fate: Stories About Growing Up in the Arab World Today. M3744FI (CML-Young Adult).
  • Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis. PN 6747 .S245 p4713 2003.
  • Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis 2: the Story of a Return. PN 6747 .S245 p4713.
Note that the books on the display case, except for the atlas (a reference book), are available for check out. If you see a book you wish to read, feel free to visit the reference or circulation desks, and we will be happy to open the display case for you so you can check it out. We do want people to check out and read these and other books in our library. As always, if you need assistance locating other books or finding further information on these or other topics, feel free to stop by our reference desk or visit our website.
Published by root on 08 Sep


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