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The political language of Islam

The political language of Islam

Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
What does jihad really mean? What is the Muslim conception of law? What is Islam's stance toward unbelievers? Probing literary and historical sources, Bernard Lewis traces the development of Islamic political language from the time of the Prophet to the present. His analysis of documents written in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish illuminates differences between Muslim political thinking and Western political theory,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Lewis
ISBN: 0226476936 9780226476933
OCLC Number: 966884088
Notes: "Main part of this book is based on lectures sponsored by the Exxon Foundation and the Committee on Social Thought of the University of Chicago, and delivered at the University 29 October-4 November 1986"--Preface.
Description: vii, 168 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Metaphor and allusion --
The body politic --
The rulers and the ruled --
War and peace --
The limits of obedience.
Responsibility: Bernard Lewis.


Discuss the Islamic Scriptures that form the basis for its political language, looks at the changes in modern Islamic politics, and analyzes the transformation of political terms.  Read more...


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