The Islamic Revival Since 1988: A Critical Survey and Bibliography

The Islamic Revival Since 1988: A Critical Survey and Bibliography

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By (author) John L. Esposito, By (author) Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad


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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 243mm x 24mm | 617g
  • Publication date: 30 July 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313304807
  • ISBN 13: 9780313304804
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: indexes

Product description

Designed as a useful reference tool to help students, educators, and diplomats maneuver through scholarly literature as well as primary sources published in English between 1989 and 1994, this work seeks to help the researcher make sense of the explosion of literature on this often contentious topic. In addition to surveying the literature on Islamic revival worldwide, it provides commentary on literature pertaining to important topics such as the role of women in Islam, Islamic economics, and the migration of Muslims to western Europe and North America. This work is a continuation of the first edition published by Greenwood in 1991, ^IThe Contemporary Islamic Revival^R. Governments, policymakers, and experts around the world are debating whether contemporary Islamic revival, in particular Islamic Fundamentalism, is a diverse and multifaceted phenomenon or a uniformly clear and present danger to be consistently and persistently repressed or eradicated. Some propose that there are means of cooperation, collaboration, or co-optation with those who adhere to it, while others see it as a menace, warning of a clash of civilizations, and of an Islamic population explosion which poses a demographic threat to national security and world peace.

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Author information

YVONNE YAZBECK HADDAD is Professor of History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Georgetown University. Her earlier publications include "Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History," "Christian-Muslim Encounters," and "Contemporary Islamic Revival" (with John L. Esposito and John Voll, Greenwood, 1991). JOHN L. ESPOSITO is Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is Editor-in-Chief of "The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World" and author of "The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?" as well as several other books on Islam, including "Contemporary Islamic Revival" (with Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and John Voll, Greenwood, 1991).

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?This important work goes a long way to systemize the reader's approach to the study of Islam today. Scholars should be grateful to the editors and compliers for undertaking such a spendid project.?-Digest of Middle East Studies