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A Portrait of Egypt: A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam

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Publisher Comments:

For centuries Egypt has been a citadel of Islamic learning and thought, and since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty in 1979, it has been of immense strategic importance to American interests in the Middle East. But Egypt is also a country in crisis, torn between the old and the new, between unsettled religious revival and secular politics. President Hosni Mubarak favors a secular society. But Mubarak's government faces constant conflict with militant clerics such as Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman. In A Portrait of Egypt, Mary Anne Weaver argues that an Islamist victory in Egypt is almost inevitable, and, unlike that of Shi'ite Iran, its impact on the Islamic world will be truly profound.

Based on exclusive interviews with militants and front men, generals and presidents, A Portrait of Egypt is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the far-reaching consequences of the growing impact of Islamist politics and policies on the West.

Book News Annotation:

Weaver is a foreign correspondent for The New Yorker. She was a student at the American University of Cairo in 1977-79, and some of her former classmates and professors are now leaders of the Islamic rebellion against the Egyptian government. She explains why she thinks an Islamist victory in the country is almost inevitable, and why unlike that in Shi'ite Iran, its impact on the Islamic world will be truly profound. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

About the Author

Mary Anne Weaver is a foreign correspondent for The New Yorker, and is the author of Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan (FSG, 2002). An Alicia Patterson Fellow for 2001, she and her husband divide their time between New York City and Santa Monica.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374235420
Subtitle:
A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam
Author:
Weaver, Mary Anne
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Islam and politics
Subject:
Egypt Politics and government 20th century.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Middle East/Egypt (see also Ancient/Egypt)
Subject:
International Security
Edition Number:
374
Publication Date:
20000807
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.725 in

Related Subjects

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