Islamism And Secularism In North Africa


This book provides an excellent handbook to the Islamic movements in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya and fills a major gap in the scholarship on Islam and the Arab West.

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This book provides an excellent handbook to the Islamic movements in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya and fills a major gap in the scholarship on Islam and the Arab West.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312160876
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1 Islam and State Expansion in Algeria:Nineteenth-Century Saharan Frontiers 3
2 "The Masses Look Ardently to Istanbul": Tunisia, Islam, and the Ottoman Empire, 1837-1931 23
3 A Rereading of Islamic Texts in the Maghrib in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: Secular Themes or Religious Reformism? 37
4 Salafis and Modernists in the Moroccan Nationalist Movement 53
5 Continuities and Discontinuities in the Algerian Confrontation with Europe 73
6 The Political and the Religious in the Modern History of the Maghrib 87
7 Islamism and Islamists: The Emergence of New Types of Politico-Religious Militants 103
8 Doctrinaire Economics and Political Opportunism in the Strategy of Algerian Islamism 123
9 The Al-Nahda Movement in Tunisia: From Renaissance to Revolution 149
10 Secularism and Nationalism: The Political Discourse of 'Abd al-Salam Yassin 167
11 Militant Islam and Its Critics: The Case of Libya 187
12 The Challenge of Democratic Alternatives in the Maghrib 201
13 Islam, Democracy, and the State: The Reemergence of Authoritarian Politics in Algeria 219
14 Re-Imagining Religion and Politics: Moroccan Elections in the 1990s 253
15 Islam and the State in Algeria and Morocco: A Dialectical Model 275
Index 289
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