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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

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ISBN-10: 0199333475

ISBN-13: 9780199333479

Edition: 2013

Authors: John Calvert

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Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was an influential Egyptian ideologue credited with establishing the theoretical basis for radical Islamism in the post colonial Sunni Muslim world. Lacking a pure understanding of the leader's life and work, the popular media has conflated Qutb's moral purpose with the aims of bin Laden and al-Qaeda. He is often portrayed as a terrorist, Islamo-Fascist, and advocate of murder. This book rescues Qutb from misrepresentation, tracing the evolution of his thought within the context of his time. An expert on social protest and political resistance in the modern Middle East, as well as Egyptian nationalism, John Calvert recounts Qutb's life from the small village in which…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 8.40" wide x 5.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English