Islamic Threat Myth or Reality?

ISBN-10: 0195130766

ISBN-13: 9780195130768

Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: John L. Esposito
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Description: 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 vitality of this religion as a global force and the history of its relations with the West, Esposito demonstrates the diversity of the Islamic resurgence--and the mistakes our analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam. This third edition has been expanded to include new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction
Contemporary Islam: Reformation or Revolution?
Islam and the West: Roots of Conflict, Cooperation, and Confrontation
The West Triumphant: Muslim Responses
Islam and the State: Dynamics of the Resurgence
Islamic Organizations: Soldiers of God
Islam and the West: A Clash of Civilizations?
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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