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Sayyid Qutb and the origins of radical Islamism

Author: John Calvert
Publisher: London : Hurst & Co., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is considered one of the most influential ideologues of radical Islamism. This biography rescues Qutb from the label of 'terrorist' by offering a sophisticated analysis of his  Read more...

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Named Person: Sayyid Quṭb; Sayyid Quṭb; Quṭb.; Nationalismus.; Ägypten.; Islam.; Fundamentalismus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Calvert
ISBN: 9781849040068 1849040060
OCLC Number: 657054724
Description: xi, 377 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Son of the country --
The making of an Egyptian nationalist --
Turn to Islamism --
American sojourn --
In the orbit of the Muslim Brothers --
Radicalization --
Martyrdom --
Conclusion: the trajectory of "Qutbism."
Responsibility: John Calvert.

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'This rich and carefully researched biography sets Qutb for the first time in his Egyptian context, rescuing him from caricature without whitewashing his radicalism. It is no small achievement.' * Read more...

 
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