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This book is a major comparative analysis of fundamentalist movements in historical and cultural context, spanning revolutionary France, America and Japan, with an emphasis on the contemporary scene. Leading sociologist S. N. Eisenstadt examines the protofundamentalist movements that arose in the great "axial civilizations" in premodern times in order to illuminate the meaning of the global rise of fundamentalism that is shown to be an important current in modernity. The central theme of the book is the distinctively Jacobin features of fundamentalist movements and their ambivalent attitude to tradition.

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Leading comparative sociologist's major statement on the relationship between modernity, revolution and religion.

Synopsis:

This book is a major comparative analysis of fundamentalist movements in historical and cultural context, spanning revolutionary France, America and Japan, with an emphasis on the contemporary scene. Leading sociologist S. N. Eisenstadt examines the proto-fundamentalist movements which arose in the great 'axial civilizations' in pre-modern times in order to illuminate the meaning of the global rise of fundamentalism which is shown to be an important current in modernity. The central theme of the book is the distinctively Jacobin features of fundamentalist movements and their ambivalent attitude to tradition.

Table of Contents

1. Heterodoxies, sectrarianism and utopianism in the constitution of proto-fundamentalist movements; 2. The great revolutions and the transformation of sectarian utopianism in the cultural and political program of modernity; 3. Fundamentalism as a modern Jacobin anti-modern utopia and heterodoxy; 4. Historical setting and variability of fundamentalist movements; 5. Some considerations on modernity.

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ISBN:
9780521645867
Editor:
Seidman, Steven
Editor:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Editor:
Seidman, Steven
Editor:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Author:
Eisenstadt, S. N.
Author:
Seidman, Steven
Author:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Fundamentalism
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Religious fundamentalism
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
Jacobins
Subject:
Religious fundamentalism -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Sociology of Religion x
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies
Series Volume:
#18
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.93x6.06x.65 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book is a major comparative analysis of fundamentalist movements in historical and cultural context, spanning revolutionary France, America and Japan, with an emphasis on the contemporary scene. Leading sociologist S. N. Eisenstadt examines the proto-fundamentalist movements which arose in the great 'axial civilizations' in pre-modern times in order to illuminate the meaning of the global rise of fundamentalism which is shown to be an important current in modernity. The central theme of the book is the distinctively Jacobin features of fundamentalist movements and their ambivalent attitude to tradition.
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