The Islamic Threat

The Islamic Threat : Myth or Reality?

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Events such as the Iranian Revolution, the Rushdie affair and the Gulf War have convinced many in the West that Islam is one of the most sinister forces in the post-Cold War world. Written by a leading authority on Islam, this revealing study of the sources and diversity of Muslim politics provides a balanced background to the current tensions. Providing a systematic analysis of political Islam in several key states and a wide range of popular movements, the author assesses Islam's potential challenge, and explores such issues as fundamentalism, human rights, and the status of women and minorities in the context of Islamic revivalism.show more

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  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 0195071840
  • 9780195071849

About John L. Esposito

About the Author: John L. Esposito is Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies at College of the Holy Cross. He has served as President of the Middle East Studies Association and as a consultant to the State Department. He is Editor in Chief of Oxford's Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (forthcoming). His books include Islam: The Straight Path, Islam and Politics, Islam in Asia, and Voices of Resurgent Islam.show more

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