Religious Radicalism in the Greater Middle East

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This collection offers a political analysis of religious radicalism in the Greater Middle East - comprising the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. The contributors present various conceptual perspectives including international relations, Middle East studies and political sociology.

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Israeli scholars discuss such dimensions as exporting Iran's Islamic revolution, Egypt's struggle against militant Islamic groups, the web of relations between Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, religious Zionism and the state, ex- Soviet Muslim Republics, and the uniqueness of Islamic fundamentalism. Most of the 14 essays were presented at a 1994 conference at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Also published as "Terrorism and Political Violence" vol. 8, no. 2 (1996). Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714647692
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: Cummings Center Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Contemporary Review, July 1997

"This insightful, well-documented anthology clearly identifies the common thread and threat of religious extremism affecting the entire Middle East ... The reader will find much food for thought here and a welcome antidote to the all too frequent sensationalism of simplistic media coverage ... The book is not only topical and up to date but embodies in its fourteen portrait studies all the fundamental elements of the cultural geography and history of the Middle East."

Times Literary Supplement, 30 May 1997

Journal of Palestine Studies - Summer 1998 - Reviewed by Norbert Scholz

"This collection offers a refreshing antidote to populist notions about the existence of a "fundamentalist internationale".

Orbis, Fall 98

Political Studies- " This interesting and useful study examines the nature of religious fundamentalism in the Greater Middle East"

ISRAFAX, Vol. XI, No. 220, Nov. 1999

"The subjects analyzed in this book are unique in many ways ... This collection provides comprehwensive political analysis of religious radicalism in the Greater Middle East - including Central Asia and North America - which is invaluable to scholars, policymakers and lay people alike."

Ethnic Conflict Research Digest

"A worthwhile collection that contains a good deal of material and insight for those interested in the contemporary Middle East and Central Asia."

BIPAC Briefing

"Highly recommended.

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