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Muslim society

Author: Ernest Gellner
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Series: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Of all the great world religions, Islam appears to have the most powerful political appeal in the twentieth century. It sustains some severely traditional and conservative regimes, but it is also capable of generating intense revolutionary ardour and of blending with extreme social radicalism. As an agent of political mobilisation, it seems to be overtaking Marxism, arid surpassing all other religions. The present  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Gellner, Ernest.
Muslim society.
1985.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Gellner
ISBN: 0521221609 9780521221603 0521274079 9780521274074
OCLC Number: 7659784
Description: ix, 267 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Flux and reflux in the faith of men --
Cohesion and identity: the Maghreb from Ibn Khaldun to Emile Durkheim --
Post-traditional forms in Islam: the turf and trade, and votes and peanuts --
Doctor and saint --
Sanctity, puritanism, secularisation and nationalism in North Africa: a case study --
The unknown Apollo of Biskra: the social base of Algerian puritanism --
Trousers in Tunisia --
The sociology of Robert Montagne (1893-1954) --
Patterns of rural rebellion in Morocco during the early years of independence --
Saints and their descendants --
The marabouts in the market-place --
Rulers and tribesmen.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 32.
Responsibility: Ernest Gellner.
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