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Shaping the Current Islamic Reformation : History and Society in the Islamic World (Hardcover) - B. A. Roberson

Shaping the Current Islamic Reformation

History and Society in the Islamic World (Hardcover)

By: B. A. Roberson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9780714653419
Number Of Pages: 290

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This book goes beyond the media presentation of the impact of Islam in the Middle East to consider the reality that lies behind it. The author considers the West's understanding of of the Islamic revival, the development of Islamic politics and the attempts of some Islamic intellectuals to modernize Islamic society. A feature of much of the recent writing has been a focus on the violent aspects of the Islamic phenomenon. This book presents the opportunity to look beyond these surface issues to the more fundamental and conceptual aspects of the Islamic revival. At the same time, it informs us more realistically about our current world and Islam's role within it.

Prefacep. vii
Glossaryp. viii
The Shaping of the Current Islamic Reformationp. 1
The Politics of the Umma: States and Community in Islamic Movementsp. 20
Sunni and Shi'i Networking in the Middle Eastp. 42
New Centres and Peripheries in European Islam?p. 64
From Jurists' Law to Statute Law or What Happens When the Shari'a is Codifiedp. 82
Political Aspects of Modern Shi'i Legal Discussions: Khumayni and Khu'i on ijtihad and qada'p. 96
Islamic Law as a Core for Political Law: The Withering of an Islamist Illusionp. 117
Arab Government Responses to Islamic Finance: The Cases of Egypt and Saudi Arabiap. 143
Islam Interactive: Mediterranean Islamic Expression on the World Wide Webp. 164
Islamic Activism and Social Movement Theory: A New Direction for Researchp. 187
Bibliographyp. 212
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ISBN: 9780714653419
ISBN-10: 0714653411
Series: History and Society in the Islamic World (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st July 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 16.46  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1