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Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion and Politics in the Middle East / Edition 1
     

Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion and Politics in the Middle East / Edition 1

by Fred Halliday
 

ISBN-10: 1850439591

ISBN-13: 9781850439592

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

The collapse of communism and the rise of militant Islamic movements in the Middle East, raised the specter of a future dominated by the conflict between "Islam" and "the West". September 11 has only branded that notion onto the world’s consciousness. In this up-to-date edition of Halliday's classic text, he sets out to reject these interpretations.

Overview

The collapse of communism and the rise of militant Islamic movements in the Middle East, raised the specter of a future dominated by the conflict between "Islam" and "the West". September 11 has only branded that notion onto the world’s consciousness. In this up-to-date edition of Halliday's classic text, he sets out to reject these interpretations. Considering the sources of Islamic militancy and analyzing the confrontational rhetoric of both Islamic and anti-Muslim demagogues, he provides an alternative, critical but cautious, reassessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850439592
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

The September 11 Effect
• Interpreting the Middle East
• The Middle East and International Politics
• The Iranian Revolution in Comparative Perspective
• The Gulf War, 1990-91* Part Two Myths of Confrontation
• Islam and the West: ‘Threat of Islam’ or ‘Threat to Islam’?
• Human Rights and the Islamic Middle East: Universalism and Relativism
• Anti-Muslimism and Contemporary Politics: One Ideology or Many?
• Conclusion: ‘Orientalism’ and its Critics

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