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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

Author: John Calvert
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 thought. It offers a view into the world of British colonialism, the birth of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and the growth of radical Islam.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Calvert, John
Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism
Cary : Oxford University Press,c2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Calvert
ISBN: 9780199365388 0199365385
OCLC Number: 960164587
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (390 p.)
Contents: Cover; Contents; A Note on Transliteration; Preface; Introduction; 1. Son of the Country; 2. The Making of an Egyptian Nationalist; 3. Turn to Islamism; 4. American Sojourn; 5. In the Orbit of the Muslim Brothers; 6. Radicalization; 7. Martyrdom; 8. Epilogue: The Trajectory of 'Qutbism'; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

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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 thought. It offers a view into the world of British colonialism, the birth of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and the growth of radical Islam.

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