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The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?

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Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a miltant, 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 condemmnation, 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.

Review:

"Esposito has written that rarest, and most useful, of books: a consideration of 'Islamic Fundamentalism' by someone who knows what he's talking about." The Village Voice Literary Supplement

Review:

"Offers a valuable history of the leading figures and movements in the 20th century Islamic revival, underlining the trend in recent years away from violence and toward parliamentary practices." The New York Times

Review:

"One of America's foremost authorities and interpreters of Islam...offers an informed and reasoned discussion of Islam in politics." The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis:

This edition 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, it demonstrates the diversity of Islamic resurgence, and the mistakes analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam.

Synopsis:

This is the third edition of John Esposito's highly-regarded book on the challenge that the Islamic revival poses for the West. The new edition is thoroughly updated and contains new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.

Synopsis:

Thoroughly updated and featuring new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, this new edition of Esposito's highly regarded book covers the many challenges for the West posed by the Islamic revival.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-317) and index.

Table of Contents

'1. Contemporary Islam: Reformation or Revolution?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780195130768
Preface:
Esposito, John L.
Author:
Esposito, John L.
Author:
null, John L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Theology | Islam
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Islam
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Islam -- 20th century.
Subject:
Islamic countries Relations Europe.
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Islam
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Religion & Politics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
Volume I: Book I: I
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
85 figures
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.01x5.36x.69 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195130768 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Esposito has written that rarest, and most useful, of books: a consideration of 'Islamic Fundamentalism' by someone who knows what he's talking about."
"Review" by , "Offers a valuable history of the leading figures and movements in the 20th century Islamic revival, underlining the trend in recent years away from violence and toward parliamentary practices."
"Review" by , "One of America's foremost authorities and interpreters of Islam...offers an informed and reasoned discussion of Islam in politics."
"Synopsis" by , This edition 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, it demonstrates the diversity of Islamic resurgence, and the mistakes analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam.
"Synopsis" by , This is the third edition of John Esposito's highly-regarded book on the challenge that the Islamic revival poses for the West. The new edition is thoroughly updated and contains new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.
"Synopsis" by , Thoroughly updated and featuring new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, this new edition of Esposito's highly regarded book covers the many challenges for the West posed by the Islamic revival.

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