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
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Overview

The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? / Edition 3


Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most important political issues of our time. In this new edition of The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Esposito places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. Exploring the vitality of this religion as a global force and the history of its relations with the West, Esposito demonstrates the diversity of the Islamic resurgence--and the mistakes our analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam. This third edition has been expanded to include new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195130768
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,282,992
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

1. Contemporary Islam: Reformation or Revolution?

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