Arabs Face the Modern World: Religious, Cultural, and Political Responses to the West

Arabs Face the Modern World: Religious, Cultural, and Political Responses to the West

by Nissim Rejwan
     
 

The book begins with reactions to the West in the works of such religious leaders as Afghani, 'Abduh, Al-Kawakibi, Rashid Rida, Qasim Amin, and Taha Husain; the rise of Islamic militancy; and the spread of the nationalist movement. It describes events surrounding the Six-Day War of 1967 and the October War of 1973 and the rise of a new and more violent type of… See more details below

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The book begins with reactions to the West in the works of such religious leaders as Afghani, 'Abduh, Al-Kawakibi, Rashid Rida, Qasim Amin, and Taha Husain; the rise of Islamic militancy; and the spread of the nationalist movement. It describes events surrounding the Six-Day War of 1967 and the October War of 1973 and the rise of a new and more violent type of religious fundamentalism. And it summarizes issues that continue to preoccupy Muslim Arabs into the late 1990s - prospects for democracy, the position of women, changing attitudes toward Israel, and the plight of intellectuals in the face of rising militancy. Rejwan, a Baghdad-born Israeli, brings to this study an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic culture on a popular level, producing a synthesis of history, politics, theology, and feminist currents from the standpoint of an insider/outsider.

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Alvin Z. Rubinstein
Masterly....A rare synthesis of the interaction between ideas and the responses they elicit. -- Alvin Z. Rubinstein

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ISBN-13:
9780813015590
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.05(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

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