Modern Islamic Political Thought

ISBN-10: 1850434662
ISBN-13: 9781850434665
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Description: Enayat describes and interprets some of the major Islamic political ideas, examining the differences between the two main schools in Islam - Shi'ism and Sunnism. The concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim response to the challenge of modern  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 9/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Enayat describes and interprets some of the major Islamic political ideas, examining the differences between the two main schools in Islam - Shi'ism and Sunnism. The concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim response to the challenge of modern ideologies, are also covered.

Translator Roy Mottahedeh is Gurney Professor of History in the Middle East Studies Department at Harvard University, and author of the acclaimed The Mantle of the Prophet. He lives in Brookline, MA.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowldgements
On Transcription, Dates, etc.
Introduction: The relevance of the past
Shi'ism and Sunnism: conflict and concord
The spirit of Shi'ism
The Polemics
The crisis over the Caliphate
The concept of the Islamic state
Muhammad Rashid Rida
Fundamentalism
Nationalism, democracy and socialism
Nationalism
Democracy
Socialism
Aspects of Shi'i modernism
Background
Constitutionalism
Taqiyyah

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