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Islam and the myth of confrontation : religion and politics in the Middle East

Author: Fred Halliday
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work, from one of Britain's leading political commentators, argues that Islam is not central to the politics of the Middle East, a view which contradicts interpretations such as Edward Said's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Halliday
ISBN: 1860640044 9781860640049 1850439591 9781850439592
OCLC Number: 34410666
Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Middle East and International Politics --
2. The Iranian Revolution in Comparative Perspective --
3. The Gulf War, 1990-91 --
4. Islam and the West: 'Threat of Islam' or 'Threat to Islam'? --
5. Human Rights and the Islamic Middle East: Universalism and Relativism --
6. Anti-Muslimism and Contemporary Politics: One Ideology or Many? --
7. Conclusion: 'Orientalism' and its Critics.
Other Titles: Islam & the myth of confrontation
Responsibility: Fred Halliday.

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Listed as one of The Guardian's top 10 Middle East Books, 6 April 2002 'Fred Halliday's Islam and the Myth of Confrontation should be welcomed by both specialists and non-specialists alike... I Read more...

 
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