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    DescriptionThis volume sets out to reject anti-Islamic views of a future dominated by the conflict between "Islam" and "the West". It has been revised to encompass the events of 11 September 2001, spiralling violence in the Middle East and President George Bush's proposed identification of an "axis of evil". Considering the sources of Islamic militancy and analyzing the confrontational rhetoric of both Islamic and anti-Muslim demagogues, Halliday provides an alternative, critical, but cautious, reassessment. The Middle East, he argues, can be treated neither as a distinct nor as a unified region, but must be seen as a set of disparate societies, facing and reacting to the problems of economic development and political change.


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    Title
    Islam and the Myth of Confrontation
    Subtitle
    Religion and Politics in the Middle East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fred Halliday
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781860648687
    ISBN 10: 1860648681
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JPS, JPF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    DC22: 322/.1/0956, 322.10956
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    LC classification: DS63 .H282 2003
    Thema V1.0: JPS, JBSR, JPF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    19 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Fred Halliday is Professor of International Relations at the LSE, author of many books, including Two Hours that Shook the World.
    Review quote
    'The first balanced and sober analysis of the new anti-Islamic tendency... In a detailed and rational exposition of the evidence, Halliday emphasizes the extraordinary diversity of the Islamic world. A brave and important book.' - The Observer Listed as one of The Guardian's top 10 Middle East Books, 6 April 2002 'Fred Halliday's Islam and the Myth of Confrontation should be welcomed by both specialists and non-specialists alike... I would highly recommend the book for undergraduates... it offers many opportunities for spirited debate and alternative constructions of the complexities of the region...a successful and useful contribution to the scholarly literature.' -John Curry, Digest of Middle East Studies
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Interpreting the Middle East: the Middle East and international politics; the Iranian revolution in comparative perspective; the Gulf War 1990-91. Part 2 Myths of confrontation: Islam and the west - "Threat of Islam" or "Threat to Islam"?; human rights and the Islamic Middle East - universalism and relativism; anti-Muslimism and contemporary politics - one ideology or many?; Orientalism and its critics.