Jihadology presents The Books of 2012

NOTE: As with 2010 and 2011, over the next few days Jihadology will be posting lists of books, think tank reports, academic journal articles, and forthcoming books that have been published during 2011 and plan to be published in 2012. Below is a list of books that I have either read or am interested in reading that were published in the past year. They are in alphabetical order by author. If you have any other suggestions to the below books that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Aaron W. Hughes — Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Daniel Lav – Radical Islam and the Revival of Medieval Theology
Gregory Johnsen — The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia
Hussein Abdul-Raof – Theological Approaches to Qur’anic Exegesis: A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis
Jeevan Deol – Contextualizing​ Jihadi Thought
Joas Wagemakers – A Quietist Jihadi: The Ideology and Influence of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi
Laurent Bonnefoy – Salafism in Yemen: Transnationalis​m and Religious Identity
Muhammad Qasim Zaman — Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism
Ovamir Anjum – Politics, Law and Reason in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment
Richard Gauvain — Salafi Ritual Purity: In the Presence of God
Sadakat Kadri — Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari’a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World
Stig Jarle Hansen — Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought
Umar F. Abd-allah Wymann-landgraf — Malik and Medina: Islamic Reasoning in the Formative Period
Vahid Brown and Don Rassler – Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2010