The Society of the Muslim Brothers / Edition 1

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One of the first serious studies of what it is now customary to call the 'resurgence of Islam' and it still remains one of the best...It helps us to understand why they have survived so many changes of fortune and are still a powerful force in Egypt and other Muslim countries.
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"Very much enjoyed this book. It should do my students quite well."—John P. Dunn, Florida State University

"This is an excellent study of Islamic revivalism. It is timeless, and will benefit both students and scholars. Many young scholars and libraries have not had access to this book, and this reprinting will allow Mitchell to be of even more direct influence on Egyptian studies and the study of Islamic revivalism."—Vali Nasr, University of San Diego

"Richard Mitchell's book was one of the first serious studies of what it is now customary to call the 'resurgence of Islam' and it still remains one of the best....It helps us to understand why they have survived so many changes of fortune and are still a powerful force in Egypt and other Muslim countries."—Albert Hourani

"The Society of the Muslim Brothers is a major seminal work that remains the standard history of the early Muslim Brotherhood. Essential reading for understanding the growth of contemporary Islamic movements across the Muslim world."—John Esposito, Georgetown University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195084375
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/29/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,017,421
  • Product dimensions: 8.13 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Abbreviations and Transliteration
I Hasan Al-Banna and the Founding of The Society of the Muslim Brothers 1
Hasan al-Banna 1
The Founding of the Organization 7
Ismailiyya: 1928-32 9
II Cairo: The Rise to Power 12
Cairo: 1932-9 12
The Second World War 19
III Apogee and Dissolution 35
The Setting 35
Politics and the National Movement 37
Internal Schisms 52
Palestine 55
Violence and Dissolution 58
IV Re-formation: The Second Phase 80
The Return to Legality 80
A New Leader 84
Nationalism and Revolt 88
V Revolution and Dissolution: The Last Phase 105
The Short Honeymoon 105
Internal Schism (November-December 1953) 116
Conflict: The First Round (January-March 1954) 125
Conflict: The Climax (April-October 1954) 133
Conflict: The Aftermath (October-December 1954) 151
VI Structure and Administration 163
Hierarchy 165
General Headquarter 169
Technical Operations 170
Field Apparatus 175
Finance 180
Membership 183
VII Communication and Indoctrination 185
Communication 185
Indoctrination 195
VIII The Problem 209
Image of Islam 209
Image of Egypt 217
Image of the West 224
IX The Solution 232
The Return to Islam 232
Al-Nizam al-Islami 234
The Islamic State 245
X The Solution: Reform and Action 260
Government and Politics 260
Economics 272
Society 283
XI Conclusion 295
Organizational Dynamics 295
Politics and Violence 306
The Brothers and Islam 320
The Society: its Membership and Appeal 328
Bibliography 332
Index 337
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