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The Islamic threat : myth or reality?

Author: John L Esposito
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Esposito, John L.
Islamic Threat : Myth or Reality?
: Oxford University Press, USA, ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito
ISBN: 9780199727209 0199727201
OCLC Number: 930058951
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the Paperback Edition; Preface; Introduction; 1. Contemporary Islam: Reformation or Revolution?; 2. Islam and the West: Roots of Conflict, Cooperation, and Confrontation; 3. The West Triumphant: Muslim Responses; 4. Islam and the State: Dynamics of the Resurgence; 5. Islamic Organizations: Soldiers of God; 6. Islam and the West: A Clash of Civilizations?; Notes; Select 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.
Responsibility: John L. Esposito.
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Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most important political issues of our time. In this new edition of The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Esposito places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. Exploring the vi.

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