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Ahmed, Akbar S.

Overview
Works: 184 works in 781 publications in 12 languages and 24,865 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Host, Speaker, Commentator, Producer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Other, Scientific advisor, Translator, Contributor, Director, Scenarist, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akbar S Ahmed
Islam today : a short introduction to the Muslim world by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, and over 10 million in the West, most discussion of Islam is based on cliches or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulfs of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition to the modern world or 'barbaric punishments' for petty crime. But outsiders can understand the realities of Islamic tradition only by explaining its sources. "Islam Today" starts with the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the Qur'an's five
Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic discontent and celebrates the sources of its strength. From the four "ideal Caliphs" who succeeded the Prophet to the refugee camps of Peshawar, an objective picture emerges of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society
Journey into Islam : the crisis of globalization by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents a tour of Islam and its peoples as it follows author's anthropological expedition to the three major regions of the Muslim world--the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Reveals unique information on large, often misunderstood populations, describing the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims, women, and youth"--Provided by publisher
Postmodernism and Islam : predicament and promise by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

58 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you have been puzzled and bewildered by the mixed messages abounding in the relations between Islam and the western world, this is the book for you. A marvellous and accessible guide to one of the great issues in the world today
Living Islam : from Samarkand to Stornoway by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam is the dominant world religion, followed by more than a fifth of the world's population, and Muslims today cover the world, from Samarkand in Central Asia to Stornoway in Scotland. But what is Islam? Its history? Its culture? Its values?
Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity : the search for Saladin by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every generation needs to reinterpret its great men of the past. Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, both makes this statesman accessible to the current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before. Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or, in the case of Richard Attenborough's hugely successful film about Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody pa
Islam under siege : living dangerously in a post-honor world by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will help students, scholars of politics, sociology, international relations and cultural studies, and reporters as well as a more general audience interested in some of the most important issues of our time."--Jacket
The thistle and the drone : how America's War on Terror became a global war on tribal Islam by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the campaigns that fall under "The War on Terror" have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central Islamic governments and the tribal societies within their borders
The future of anthropology : its relevance to the contemporary world( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millennium and charisma among Pathans : a critical essay in social anthropology by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and politics in Muslim society : order and conflict in Pakistan by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam, globalization, and postmodernity by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Persian and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outside world now reaches into even the most closeted Muslim home through the various channels of the mass media, but globalization has raised many issues. This work captures and explores some of the debate, uncertainty and conflict generated as Islam moves into the 21st century
Islam in tribal societies : from the Atlas to the Indus by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively debate is currently being conducted in the social sciences around the concepts of "tribe", "segmentary societies" and "Islam in society". This wide-ranging collection by thirteen distinguished anthropologists contributes to the debate by examining various segmentary Islamic tribal societies from Morocco to Pakistan. -- Publisher description
Unmanned : America's Drone Wars( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film investigates the impact that U.S. drone strikes have across the globe. The film reveals the realities of drone warfare, the violation of international law, the loss of life, and the far-reaching implications for the communities that live under drones
After terror : promoting dialogue among civilizations by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrating the power of dialogue and mutual understanding, as well as suggesting the possibility of tolerance, respect, cooperation and commitment, this text sets out views from some of the greatest thinkers of our time in order to defuse the ticking time-bomb that is global terrorism
Pakistan society : Islam, ethnicity, and leadership in South Asia by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the complexity and diversity of Pakistan society illustrated by case studies from Pakistan. Covers the prominence of the Mullahs in the North-West Frontier Province, Sufis in Sind, Sardars in Baluchistan to peasant farmers in Punjab
Pukhtun economy and society : traditional structure and economic development in a tribal society by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1980, this groundbreaking Routledge Revival is a reissue of an original and authentic anthropological account of Pukhtun society by Professor Akbar Ahmed. Combining extensive fieldwork data collected among the Mohmand tribe in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan with historical and literary sources, Professor Ahmed's study seeks to construct an ideal-type model of Pukhtun society based on the ideal Code of the Pukhtuns and to analyse the conditions of its maintenance and transformation. The author's thesis is that this ideal model exists within Pukht
Resistance and control in Pakistan by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading authorities on Islam explains what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes
The SAGE handbook of Islamic studies by Tamara Sonn( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by Akbar S. Ahmed and Tamara Sonn, this volume provides a concise introdution to Islamic studies
Glories of Islamic Art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the legacy of the Fatmids and the Mamluks, and the Islamic art, architecture, and decorative arts found in Cairo, Egypt and other parts of the Egyptian empire, including Sicily
 
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Islam today : a short introduction to the Muslim world
Alternative Names
Aḥmad, Akbar S.

Ahmed, A. S. 1943-

Ahmed, Akbar

Ahmed, Akbar 1943-

Ahmed Akbar S.

Ahmed, Akbar S. (Akbar Salahudin)

Ahmed, Akbar Salāh-ad-Din 1943-

Ahmed, Akbar Salahudin

Ahmed, Akbar Salahudin 1943-...

Akbar Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed Islamwissenschaftler

Akbar S. Ahmed Amerikaans antropoloog

Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed

Akbar Salahudin Ahmed

أكبر س. أحمد، 1943-

أكبر صلاح الدين أحمد، 1943-

اکبر ایس احمد

اکبر صلاح الدین احمد

اکبر صلاح‌الدین احمد

ਅਕਬਰ ਐਸ ਅਹਿਮਦ

아흐메드, 아크바르 S

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Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and societyJourney into Islam : the crisis of globalizationPostmodernism and Islam : predicament and promiseJinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity : the search for SaladinIslam under siege : living dangerously in a post-honor worldMillennium and charisma among Pathans : a critical essay in social anthropologyReligion and politics in Muslim society : order and conflict in PakistanIslam, globalization, and postmodernity