By Patrick Bannerman
There has been an important upsurge of western curiosity within the political manifestations and value of Islam within the final decade, fuelled by means of the concept of Islamic ‘revival’, the Iranian revolution and through occasions in international locations as varied as Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan.
Oil strength and its influence at the foreign monetary order, the connection of Muslim nations with the superpowers and the continuation of the Arab-Israeli clash have additionally served to concentration awareness on Islamic politics and, specifically, at the proposal of Islamic reassertion.
As the writer of this booklet argues, one results of this curiosity has been the improvement of a view of Islam as monolithic and implacable. he's taking a wide view of the highbrow and cultural historical past of Islam, emphasising the extreme range of Islamic societies and the ways that definitely the right is frequently pragmatically tailored to truth. during this wider social and old context, the character of Islamic revival is then reassessed.
First released in 1988.
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Islam in Perspective (RLE Politics of Islam): A Guide to Islamic Society, Politics and Law (Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam) by Patrick Bannerman