The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? / Edition 3

The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? / Edition 3

by John L. Esposito
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195130766

ISBN-13: 9780195130768

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Are Islam and the West on an inevitable collision course? What are the implications of events in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, and the West? The World Trade Center bombing, Algeria's civil war and fears of a fundamentalist Islamic government, Sunni-Shii fratricide in Pakistan, and reports of terrorist networks with bases in the West only enhance the Western…  See more details below

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Are Islam and the West on an inevitable collision course? What are the implications of events in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, and the West? The World Trade Center bombing, Algeria's civil war and fears of a fundamentalist Islamic government, Sunni-Shii fratricide in Pakistan, and reports of terrorist networks with bases in the West only enhance the Western view of Muslims as medieval fanatics, and feed talk of an impending clash of civilizations. In this revised edition of "The Islamic Threat," John L. Esposito, a leading expert on political Islam, analyzes the fall-out from these recent events from North Africa to Southeast Asia and places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. "A useful antidote to the barrage of exaggerated views on Islam"--NY Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195130768
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction1
1Contemporary Islam: Reformation or Revolution?5
2Islam and the West: Roots of Conflict, Cooperation, and Confrontation23
3The West Triumphant: Muslim Responses45
4Islam and the State: Dynamics of the Resurgence74
5Islamic Organizations: Soldiers of God128
6Islam and the West: A Clash of Civilizations?212
Notes291
Select Bibliography313
Index319

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