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Recognizing Islam : religion and society in the modern Middle East

Author: Michael Gilsenan
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering an understanding of the role of religion in the Islamic world, this book sets out to show that Islam covers a multitude of forms and practices which are woven into daily existence in complex and sometimes almost invisible ways. The author draws on his own fieldwork in cities, villages and tribal communities of the region to explore a variety of social worlds, all claiming Islamic affiliation: the feudal  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilsenan, Michael.
Recognizing Islam.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)776088556
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gilsenan
ISBN: 185043297X 9781850432975 1850437432 9781850437437
OCLC Number: 30559555
Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An anthropologist's introduction ---
The men of learning and authority ---
The community of suffering and the world reversed ---
The operations of grace ---
Miracles and worldly power - lords and sheikhs in North Lebanon ---
Sheikhs and the inner secrets ---
Everywhere and nowhere - forms of Islam in North Africa ---
Forming and transforming space ---
The sacred in the city ---
The world turned inside out - forms of Islam in Egypt ---
Islamic signs and interrogations ---
Afterword - a way of walking.
Other Titles: Religion and society in the modern Middle East
Responsibility: Michael Gilsenan.

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Drawing on his own work in cities, villages and tribal communities of the region, Gilsenan provides an analysis of the role of religion in the Middle East. He explores religious activity in various  Read more...

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