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Between memory and desire : the Middle East in a troubled age

Author: R Stephen Humphreys
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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In this post-9/11 updated edition, the author presents a thoughtful analysis of Islam's place in today's Middle East and integrates the medieval and modern history of the region to show how the sacred and secular are tightly interwoven in its political and intellectual life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Stephen Humphreys
ISBN: 0520246918 9780520246911
OCLC Number: 813554495
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: 319 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the 2005 Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgments 1. Hard Realities: Population Growth and Economic Stagnation 2. From Imperialism to the New World Order: The Middle East in Search of a Future 3. The Strange Career of Pan-Arabism 4. The Shaping of Foreign Policy: The Myth of the Middle East Madman 5. Military Dictatorship and Political Tradition in the Middle East 6. Profane and Sacred Politics: The Ends of Power in the Middle East 7. Islam as a Political System 8. Jihad and the Politics of Salvation 9. Women in Public Life: Islamic Perspectives, Middle Eastern Realities 10. Islam and Human Rights Toward a Conclusion--Between Memory and Desire Notes A Bibliographic Note Index
Responsibility: R. Stephen Humphreys.

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