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"The bibliography is preceded by three well-written essays discussing the literature of the Islamic revival, establishing definitions and a conceptual framework for the movement in general, and giving a 19th and 20th century history and organizational background of various Islamic fundamentalist organizations. Each essay is followed by a brief bibliography. The body of the work contains 1,225 references to books, articles, and dissertations published in English between 1970 and 1988 on the resurgence of contemporary Islam in the Middle East and throughout the world. About one third of the entries are annotated. Entries are followed by author, title, and subject indexes. The excellent subject index, providing in-depth access, may be confusing to some users because terms and names indexed are not necessarily included in the title or annotation of the item cited. The bibliography is divided between general works, which cover interpretive studies, economics, and women, and all other entries, which are arranged by geographic area. Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas are listed, as well as specific countries of the Middle East. The work focuses on academic studies and is intended for students and researchers. Serious researchers will appreciate the fact that peripheral references have been kept to a minimum. For more popular literature, the reader is referred in the introduction to general indexes and databases. A scholarly presentation of a timely topic, well-produced on alkaline paper. Highly recommended for research libraries and upper-division undergraduate libraries with collections in international relations. Middle East studies, or religious studies."