A Child from the Village / Edition 1

A Child from the Village / Edition 1

by Sayyid Qutb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815608055

ISBN-13: 9780815608059

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

"Although the Egyptian writer Sayyid Qutb is not a household name in the United States, he is well known throughout the Islamic World as a seminal thinker in the Islamist movement, influential as far away as Pakistan and Malaysia. A member of the Islamic Brotherhood, he was jailed by Gamal Abdul Nasser's government as early as 1954. He became one of the most…  See more details below

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"Although the Egyptian writer Sayyid Qutb is not a household name in the United States, he is well known throughout the Islamic World as a seminal thinker in the Islamist movement, influential as far away as Pakistan and Malaysia. A member of the Islamic Brotherhood, he was jailed by Gamal Abdul Nasser's government as early as 1954. He became one of the most uncompromising voices of the movement we now call Islamism and is best known perhaps for his book, Ma'lam fi al-tariq, after publication of which he was accused of conspiring against Egyptian president Nasser and arrested. He was executed in 1966." "This memoir tells of Qutb's childhood in the village of Musha in Upper Egypt. Qutb documents the era between 1912 and 1918, a time immensely influential in the creation of modern Egypt. He offers a clear picture of Egyptian village life in the early twentieth century, its customs and lore, educational system, religious festivals, relations with the central government, and the struggle to modernize and retain its identity." A Child from the Village was written just prior to Qutb's conversion to the Islamist cause and reflects his concerns for social justice. Interest in Qutb's writing has increased in the West since Islamism has emerged as a power on the world scene.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815608059
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Middle East Literature in Translation Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
711,221
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Author's Introductionxi
Translators' Introductionxiii
1The Magzub1
2The Gym Master7
3The Sacred School15
4Medical Mission33
5The Local Doctor43
6The 'Afarit59
7Cultural Activity78
8The Law of the Thieves97
9The Confiscation of Weapons106
10The Harvest113
11Sorrows of the Countryside125
12The Journey135
Notes139
Glossary147

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