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Kepel, Gilles

Works: 185 works in 592 publications in 7 languages and 13,879 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference proceedings  Diaries 
Roles: Author of introduction, Director, Editor, Interviewee, Collaborator, Publishing director
Classifications: BP173.7, 320.550917671
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Most widely held works by Gilles Kepel
Jihad : the trail of political Islam by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
37 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visão sobre as origens e os objetivos do movimento político-religioso Jihad Islâmica. Analisa sua evolução e as suas atuações através do mundo
Beyond terror and martyrdom the future of the Middle East by Gilles Kepel ( )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since 2001, two dominant worldviews have clashed in the global arena: a neoconservative nightmare of an insidious Islamic terrorist threat to civilized life, and a jihadist myth of martyrdom through the slaughter of infidels. Across the airwaves and on the ground, an ill-defined and uncontrollable war has raged between these two opposing scenarios. Deadly images and threats-from the televised beheading of Western hostages to graphic pictures of torture at Abu Ghraib, from the destruction wrought by suicide bombers in London and Madrid to civilian deaths at the hands of American occupation forces in Iraq-have polarized populations on both sides of this divide. Yet, as the noted Middle East scholar and commentator Gilles Kepel demonstrates, President Bushrsquo;s War on Terror masks a complex political agenda in the Middle East-enforcing democracy, accessing Iraqi oil, securing Israel, and seeking regime change in Iran. Osama bin Ladenrsquo;s call for martyrs to rise up against the apostate and hasten the dawn of a universal Islamic state papers over a fractured, fragmented Islamic world that is waging war against itself. Beyond Terror and Martyrdom sounds the alarm to the West and to Islam that both of these exhausted narratives are bankrupt-neither productive of democratic change in the Middle East nor of unity in Islam. Kepel urges us to escape the ideological quagmire of terrorism and martyrdom and explore the terms of a new and constructive dialogue between Islam and the West, one for which Europe, with its expanding and restless Muslim populations, may be the proving ground
The revenge of God : the resurgence of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism in the modern world by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kepel traces the resurgence of religious belief in the modern world, focussing on radical movemnets within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
The war for Muslim minds : Islam and the West by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kepel examines the impact of global terrorism and the ensuing military operations to stem its tide. He questions the United States' ability to address the Middle East challenge with Cold War rhetoric, while revealing the fault lines in terrorist ideology and tactics. Finally, he proposes a way out of the Middle East quagmire that triangulates the interests of Islamists, the West, and the Arab and Muslim ruling elites. That path leads through Muslim immigrant communities in the West--the ultimate battlefield where the struggle for the democratization of Islamic societies will be won or lost"--Dust jacket
Allah in the West : Islamic movements in America and Europe by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilles Kepel is one of Europe's leading authorities on contemporary Islam. This new book is an outstanding account of the ways in which Islam is asserting its identity in the West today
Al Qaeda in its own words ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Despite the frequent appearances of Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri on television screens worldwide, Al Qaeda remains an elusive entity. As the world has grown increasingly familiar with the spectacle of Islamist terrorism, Al Qaeda's essential worldview has remained be-wilderingly opaque. To reveal its inner workings, Gilles Kepel and his collaborators, all scholars of Arabic and Islam, have collected and brilliantly annotated key texts of the major figures from whom the movement has drawn its beliefs and direction. The resulting volume offers an unprecedented glimpse into the assumptions of the Salafist jihadists who have reshaped political life at the beginning of the third millennium."--Jacket
Muslim extremism in Egypt : the prophet and pharaoh by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilles Kepel takes us into the world of the students, professionals, workers, and unemployed who are caught up in the Islamic movements of our day. Events that have riveted world attention--the World Trade Center bombing, assassinations in Beirut, the attempt on the life of the Pope, the assassination of Sadat--are illuminated by this penetrating study which surveys the background of the Islamist movement beginning with the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928.--Publisher description
Jihad : expansion et déclin de l'islamisme by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans cette thèse originale, l'auteur proclame que les mouvements islamiques intégristes sont aujourd'hui en déclin. Tout indique que l'heure du postislamisme a sonné, que les sociétés musulmanes vont entrer de plain-pied dans la modernité, sur un mode de coopération et non de confrontation avec l'Occident. [SDM]
Les banlieues de l'Islam : naissance d'une religion en France by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La revanche de Dieu : chrétiens, juifs et musulmans à la reconquête du monde by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in French and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les grandes religions occidentales dans le monde contemporain
Bad moon rising : a chronicle of the Middle East today by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While sensing the omens of a new war, Kepel's account reveals that the realities are more complex than commonly understood. Bin Laden is popular and religious fervour is on the rise, but many people have also found the path to moderation without blunting their critical instincts." "Throughout, Kepel asks the critical questions: Why is there so much resentment towards, but fascination for, the West?"--BOOK JACKET
The prophet and pharaoh : Muslim extremism in Egypt by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A l'Ouest d'Allah by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jusqu'à présent, l'Islam, c'était loin, c'était l'Autre. Désormais, de l'Amérique à l'Europe, des populations musulmanes se sont installées au gré des migrations, et ont fait souche. Des banlieues de Los Angeles à celles de Londres ou de Lyon, Gilles Kepel a observé et écouté les militants qui opposent à un Occident privé de ses repères des croyances et un mode de vie censés fournir une alternative radicale. Le lecteur découvrira ici comment s'organisent des communautés qui mettent en question nos sociétés impuissantes à maîtriser les exclusions et à penser l'avenir. Un livre informé, lucide et nécessaire. -- Back cover
Intellectuels et militants de l'islam contemporain by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in French and Arabic and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fitna : guerre au coeur de l'islam : essai by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Par un universitaire français spécialiste des questions islamiques, un survol détaillé de la tourmente qui frappe le Moyen-Orient depuis le début du 21e siècle et une analyse de ses causes. Les chapitres du volume abordent successivement la faillite de la paix d'Oslo, l'impact de la révolution néoconservatrice sur la politique étrangère américaine au Moyen-Orient, la décision stratégique des intégristes islamistes de s'en prendre aux États-Unis, la résilience d'Al Qaïda aux frappes américaines, la déstabilisation de l'Arabie saoudite, le bourbier américain en Irak et l'évolution de la communauté islamique en Europe. [SDM]
Le prophète et pharaon : les mouvements islamistes dans l'Egypte contemporaine by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les musulmans dans le société française by Rémy Leveau ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les politiques de Dieu by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The roots of radical Islam by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilles Kepel, one of the world's leading experts on Islamist movements, was amongst the first to identify Egypt as the cradle of contemporary Islamism. This seminal work, now with a new introduction, gives a profoundly perceptive account of the foundations of today's radical Islamic organisations, and offers compelling insights into the structure, theory and tactics employed by the various groups as early as the 1970s in Egypt. -- Publisher description
Al-Qaida dans le texte : écrits d'Oussama ben Laden, Abdallah Azzam, Ayman al-Zawahiri et Abou Moussab al-Zarqawi by Gilles Kepel ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les textes fondateurs de la doctrine du mouvement terroriste sont présentés et commentés. Ces textes, diffusés par les radios, les télévisions arabes, les cassettes audio... sont les prêches et les dogmes des trois leaders du mouvement : Abdallah Azzam, Ayman al-Zawahiri et Abou Moussab al-Zarqawi. Une présentation biographique de ces trois personnes est proposée
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Alternative Names
Kepel, G., 1955-
Kepel', Zhil'.
Kepel', Žil'.
Kepell, Jilles.
جيل كيبل، 1955-
جيل كيبيل، 1955-
كيبل، جيلز، 1955-
كيبيل، جيل، 1955-
ケペル, ジル
French (136)
English (132)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Arabic (3)
Spanish (3)
Turkish (1)