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Global Islamic Politics (2nd Edition)

Global Islamic Politics (2nd Edition)
Author: Mir Zohair Husain
ISBN 13: 9780321129352
ISBN 10: 321129350
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2002-08-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $99.60

Husain (U. of South Alabama) updates his introduction to modern Islamic politics to account for changes since 1995, particularly looking at the causes and manifestations of Islamism and its historical precedents. He also profiles Muslim leaders of various perspectives, and provides a glossary without pronunciation guides and a bibliography with many Web sites. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Examines the causes and implications of the contemporary Islamic movement. Introduces the Muslim world and Islamic history; defines Fundamentalists, Traditionalists, Modernists, and Pragmatists; and discusses issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Iranian Revolution, and the Islamic revival in five former Soviet republics. Includes a glossary, and quotations from the Quran and Hadith, two of Islam's revered texts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)