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Islam Against The West
     

Islam Against The West

by William L. Cleveland
 

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This book gives a unique perspective on the interwar history of the Middle East; by telling the life story of one man, it illuminates the political and cultural struggles of an era.

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This book gives a unique perspective on the interwar history of the Middle East; by telling the life story of one man, it illuminates the political and cultural struggles of an era.

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Current headlines proclaim the resurgence of Islam in Arab politics. This book helps us to understand contemporary political arguments by focusing on a man for whom Islam was the essential political factor. Arslan (1869-1946) grew up during the Ottoman Empire, and after its collapse tried to mold emerging Arab nationalism into a universal Islamic shape. Throughout the interwar period he had a dominant voice in political confrontations in the Middle East. He expressed resistance to Western domination based on a vital Islamic tradition, a tradition scorned by secular nationalists after his death, yet once again a major factor. This thoroughly researched and clearly written study is primarily for those with a serious interest in the Middle East. Elizabeth R. Hayford, President, Assoc. Colls. of the Midwest, Chicago

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ISBN-13:
9780292737334
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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William Cleveland (1941–2006) was an award-winning teacher and distinguished scholar of the modern Middle East.

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