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The Political Language of Islam

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What does jihad really mean? What is the Muslim conception of law? What is Islam's stance toward unbelievers? Probing literary and historical sources, Bernard Lewis traces the development of Islamic political language from the time of the Prophet to the present. His analysis of documents written in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish illuminates differences between Muslim political thinking and Western political theory, and clarifies the perception, discussion, and practices of politics in the Islamic world.

"Lewis's own style, combining erudition with a simple elegance and subtle humor, continues to inspire. In an era of specialization and narrowing academic vision, he stands alone as one who deserves, without qualification, the title of historian of Islam."—Martin Kramer, Middle East Review

"A superb effort at synthesis that presents all the relevant facts of Middle Eastern history in an eminently lucid form. . . . It is a book that should prove both rewarding and congenial to the Muslim reader."—S. Parvez Manzor, Muslim World Book Review

"By bringing his thoughts together in this clear, concise and readable account, [Lewis] has placed in his debt scholars and all who seek to understand the Muslim world."—Ann K. S. Lambton, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

"[Lewis] constructs a fascinating account of the ways in which Muslims have conceived of the relations between ruler and ruled, rights and duties, legitimacy and illegitimacy, obedience and rebellion, justice and oppression. And he shows how changes in political attitudes and concepts can be traced through changes in the political vocabulary."—Shaul Bakhash, New York Review of Books

Synopsis:

Discuss the Islamic Scriptures that form the basis for its political language, looks at the changes in modern Islamic politics, and analyzes the transformation of political terms.

Table of Contents

Preface

Note on Transcription

1. Metaphor and Allusion

2. The Body Politic

3. The Rulers and the Ruled

4. War and Peace

5. The Limits of Obedience

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226476933
Author:
Lewis, Bernard
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Lewis, Bernard W.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Islam and politics
Subject:
Islamic countries
Subject:
Islam - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Emergent Literatures
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.88 x 5.5 in

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