The Islamic Threat : Myth or Reality?
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.
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 134.62 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
- 20 Jan 1994
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
About John L. Esposito
About the Author: John L. Esposito is Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Georgetown University, and Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He has served as President of the Middle East Studies Association and as a consultant to the State Department. His books include Islam: The Straight Path, Islam and Politics, Islam in Asia, and Voices of Resurgent Islam.