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Militant Islam

Author: G H Jansen
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1979.
Series: Harper colophon books, CN 759.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"G.H. Jansen's analysis examines the militancy of Islam from 1800 to the present, emphasizing the resurgence of that militancy in the last decade. He shows us the traditionalists such as the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran and General Zia of Pakistan who want to take Islam back to strict adherence to the precepts of the Koran, the men of religion anxious to maintain the status quo, and the reformers trying to adapt the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G H Jansen
ISBN: 0060122021 9780060122027 0060907592 9780060907594
OCLC Number: 6029010
Description: 224 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The totality of Islam --
The vitality of Islam --
Challenges --
Responses --
Militant Islam today: the contemporary response --
The modern Islamic state or Islamic order.
Series Title: Harper colophon books, CN 759.
Responsibility: G.H. Jansen.

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"G.H. Jansen's analysis examines the militancy of Islam from 1800 to the present, emphasizing the resurgence of that militancy in the last decade. He shows us the traditionalists such as the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran and General Zia of Pakistan who want to take Islam back to strict adherence to the precepts of the Koran, the men of religion anxious to maintain the status quo, and the reformers trying to adapt the faith to the demands of the modern world"--Back cover.

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