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Censorship in Islamic societies

Author: Trevor Mostyn
Publisher: London : Saqi, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This concise history of Islamic censorship examines the turbulent question of freedom of expression in Islamic societies. The book ranges from the ancient Arabians, to Muhammad's charter offering freedom of expression to Muslims, to modern history, when control of communication shifted to the secularists. Trevor Mostyn's incisive book culminates in an analysis of the current political direction of censorship, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mostyn, Trevor.
Censorship in Islamic societies.
London : Saqi, 2002
(OCoLC)606770420
Online version:
Mostyn, Trevor.
Censorship in Islamic societies.
London : Saqi, 2002
(OCoLC)608376064
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Mostyn
ISBN: 0863560989 9780863560989 0863560415 9780863560415
OCLC Number: 49990915
Description: 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Islamic world today --
The Islamic world confronts the monster West --
Islamic tolerance and the seeds of despair --
A Satanic mess --
Iran's media frenzy --
Algeria goes to the wall --
Crackdown in post-war Lebanon --
Islam's creative centuries and the age of the courtly poets --
Turning midgets into heroes : the power of the Arab poet --
The eternal problem of Palestine --
Democracy and the Sharʻa : torment or justice? --
Women : conundrum or contradiction? --
Afghanistan : the heart of the matter --
Trouble with mystics --
Who thinks for Islam? --
Western misperceptions of Islam : Islamophobia --
The role of al-Azhar University --
Fatwas --
Publish it not : media and censorship --
The averted gaze : love and death in Iranian cinema --
Censorship and human rights --
Saudi Arabia --
Awaiting the Imam : a golden age of tolerance.
Responsibility: Trevor Mostyn.
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Drawing on anecdotes and first-hand accounts, this book presents the history of censorship in Islamic societies. It also studies the question of freedom of expression and analyses the political  Read more...

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