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Sonn, Tamara 1949-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 209 publications in 4 languages and 10,513 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Sources  Bibliography  Humor  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tamara Sonn
Comparing religions through law : Judaism and Islam by Jacob Neusner( )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing Religions through Law is a ground breaking study that compares Judaism and Islam through shared dominant structures. In the case of Judaism and Islam the shared structure is the law
Interpreting Islam : Bandali Jawzi's Islamic intellectual history by Tamara Sonn( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Tamara Sonn provides the first English translation of The History of Intellectual Movements in Islam (1928), a seminal text of Arab modernism written by the Palestinian intellectual Bandali al-Jawzi (1871-1942). In that book, Jawzi offered the first Marxist interpretation of the history and development of Islamic thought. The continuing importance of his work lies in Jawzi's critical method of reevaluating both European "orientalism" and classical Muslim heresiography. Fifty years before Edward Said's landmark Orientalism, Jawzi identified the source of weakness in both as concern for vested imperial interest. Sonn's translation brings to life his skillful and entertaining critique. Her introduction places Jawzi's thought in context with both postmodern intellectuals and Muslim reformists who continue the struggle to apply Islamic principles to contemporary life."--Jacket
Judaism and Islam in practice : a sourcebook by Jacob Neusner( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sourcebook, the authors have selected key passages from the laws of Judaism and Islam which allow a close examination of their mode of expression and medium of thought as well as the substance of the laws themselves. The selected passages concentrate on areas critical to the life of piety and faith as actually practiced within the two faith-communities - the relationship between the believer and God, between and among believers, at home in marriage, outside the home in the community and between the faithful and the infidels (for Islam) or idolaters (for Judaism)." "Judaism and Islam in Practice presents an invaluable collection of sources of Jewish and Islamic law and provides a unique analysis of the similarities and contrasts between the two faiths."--Jacket
Islam : a brief history by Tamara Sonn( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting recent developments and expanding its coverage of key issues, this book is a concise and absorbing account of Islamic history and of Islam's role in today's global society. This book spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam's phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, to the creation of modern states and its role in today's global society. It features expanded coverage of the Qur'an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women, and includes vignettes of Islamic life, representing mainstream Muslim viewpoints on issues of global concern. The author also explores the complex interrelationships of cultural, political, and ideological developments woven throughout Islamic history, drawing on specific examples including current developments in Pakistan
Islam : history, religion, and politics by Tamara Sonn( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now available in a fully revised and updated third edition, Islam: History, Religion and Politics, provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the core teachings, historical development, and contemporary public struggles of Islam. Featuring a new chapter on the Arab Spring, this edition also includes up-to-date analysis of the civil wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and a detailed study of the rise of modern terrorist groups Boko Haram and ISIS. This illuminating introduction spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam's phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, to the creation of modern states and Islam's role in today's global society. Written by a leading scholar of Islamic studies, the third edition of this well-respected introduction will continue to be an essential tool for anyone interested in better understanding the evolution of this influential and politically-charged world religion"--
Islam and democracy after the Arab Spring by John L Esposito( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landscape of the Middle East has changed dramatically since 2011, as have the political arena and the discourse around democracy. InIslam and Democracy after the Arab Spring, John L. Esposito, John Voll, and Tamara Sonn examine the state of democracy in Muslim-majority societies today. Applying a twenty-first century perspective to the question of whether Islam is "compatible" with democracy, they redirect the conversation toward a new politics of democracy that transcends both secular authoritarianism and Political Islam. --Publisher
A brief history of Islam by Tamara Sonn( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of Islam remains an area of intense and topical interest. In this brief but absorbing volume, Tamara Sonn offers a lively history of Islam, which is accessible without being simplistic. The book divides Islamic history into four periods starting with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam's phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, right up to the creation of modern states and the current situation in Islamic societies. This accessible structure allows the reader to clearly grasp the fascinating and inter-related cultural, political, and ideological developments of this powerful global force. Throughout the book, representative events, characters and movements have been chosen to highlight the key issues and involve the reader. The book concludes with vignettes of Islamic life that represent current challenges facing Islamic societies. Written by a leading figure in Islamic studies, this lively book offers a brief history of this major world religion
The SAGE handbook of Islamic studies by Tamara Sonn( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by Akbar S. Ahmed and Tamara Sonn, this volume provides a concise introdution to Islamic studies
Between Qur'an and crown : the challenge of political legitimacy in the Arab world by Tamara Sonn( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Islam an enemy of the west? by Tamara Sonn( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 between the Muslim faith and the West? In this compelling essay, leading scholar of Islam Tamara Sonn argues that whilst the West has many enemies among Muslims, it is politics not religion that informs their grievances. The longer these demands remain frustrated, the more violence has escalated and recruitment to groups like Islamic State has increased. Far from quelling the spread of Islamic extremism, Western military intervention has helped to turn nationalist movements into radical terrorist groups with international agendas. Islam, Sonn concludes, is not the problem, just as war is not the solution. (Publisher)
The religion toolkit : a complete guide to religious studies by John Morreall( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique introductory textbook is a complete overview of Religious Studies, providing students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. In a lively and engaging way, the authors draw together the main elements of Religious Studies, allowing the reader to develop an integrated understanding of religion. The book provides: * An overview of the roles of religion in society; an account of the historic development of Religious Studies, and an introduction to some of the major theories and methods -- the tools -- used in the study of religion * An exploration of the diversity of world religions through overviews of some of the early religions; the family of Western monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam); Indian traditions (Hinduism and Buddhism); Chinese traditions (Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist); and less familiar religions such as Zoroastrianism, Shinto, and Native American religion * The impact of Religious Studies and the natural sciences on religion, exploring issues such as developments in scriptural studies, feminist and liberation theology, evolutionism vs. creationism, and ongoing debates about the future of religion in modern society The attractive design, lively text, numerous illustrations, side bars, text boxes, questions and activities all make The Religion Toolkit an exciting and thought-provoking book to use."--
Islam and the question of minorities( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 great myths about religions by John Morreall( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surrounding religions. Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well as specific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism. Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as the Bible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, to modern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how it spread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and the main characteristics that predispose us to create and circulate myths to begin with. Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it is written by two respected religion scholars and experienced authors
Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the range of lived experiences and textual traditions of Muslims as they are articulated in various countries and regions throughout the world. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies
50 great myths of religion by John Morreall( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 Great Myths about Religions is an intriguing, informative, and often humorous introduction to some of the long standing myths that surround religious belief. This engaging book will get its readers thinking about how and why certain myths have arisen, and their continuing influence on our personal and collective view of religion. Offers a lively, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to some of the common misbeliefs surrounding religions. Discusses myths about religious belief in general, as well as specific ideas that surround Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism. Covers a wide range of myths, from ancient legends such as the Bible forbidding pork being eaten because it causes illness, to modern urban fables, such as Barack Obama being a Muslim. Unpacks each myth in turn, explaining why it arose, how it spread, and why the beliefs that stem from it are questionable. Includes a fascinating discussion about human nature, and the main characteristics that predispose us to create and circulate myths to begin with. Underpinned by a wide knowledge of academic research, it is written by two respected religion scholars and experienced authors
The Islamic world : past and present by John L Esposito( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Polish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though Islam is a major religion with more than one billion followers worldwide and more than six million in the United States alone, there's still uncertainty and misunderstanding about its ideas, tenets, and practice. Understanding Islam and the people who believe in it has become crucially important in the greater world; this set seeks to foster understanding and answer questions
Oxford bibliographies online( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the range of lived experiences and textual traditions of Muslims as they are articulated in various countries and regions throughout the world
Kharijites by Tamara Sonn( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political Islam by John Obert Voll( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bandalī al-Jawzī's The history of intellectual movements in Islam by Panteleĭmon Krestovich Zhuze( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Interpreting Islam : Bandali Jawzi's Islamic intellectual history
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Interpreting Islam : Bandali Jawzi's Islamic intellectual historyJudaism and Islam in practice : a sourcebookIslam : a brief historyA brief history of IslamThe SAGE handbook of Islamic studiesIslam and the question of minoritiesOxford bibliographiesThe Islamic world : past and presentOxford bibliographies online
Alternative Names
Tamara Sonn académica estadounidense

Tamara Sonn American academic

Tamara Sonn profesora estauxunidense

Languages
English (180)

Polish (3)

Korean (2)

Spanish (1)