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Sayyid Qutb : the life and legacy of a radical Islamic intellectual

Author: James Toth
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Toth traces the life and thought of Sayyid Qutb, the Egyptian thinker and Islamist martyr branded by The New York Times Magazine as "The Philosopher of Islamic Terror." By returning to Qutb's writings, Toth draws a complex portrait of Qutb, one that moves beyond the cartoonish descriptions of him as the evil genius lurking behind today's terrorists.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Toth, James.
Sayyid Qutb.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012022797
(OCoLC)795575256
Named Person: Sayyid Quṭb; Sayyid Quṭb
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Toth
ISBN: 9780199790968 0199790965 9781299457843 1299457843 9780199332601 0199332606
OCLC Number: 839304749
Description: 1 online resource (x, 382 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Qutb's early and modern years --
Qutb's transition, from secularism to Islamism --
Qutb's moderate Islamism --
Qutb's radical Islamism --
Sayyid Qutb's Islamic concept --
Islamism as a revitalization movement --
Islamic society and Islamic system --
The Islamic economy --
The Islamic state --
Islamic history --
Epilogue --
Appendices: Dramatis personae --
Sayyid Qutb on women and the family --
Sayyid Qutb on "People of the Book," dhimmis --
Sayyid Qutb on apologetics.
Responsibility: James Toth.

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