Between Memory and Desire
The Middle East in a Troubled Age 2nd Revised edition
By (author) R.Stephen Humphreys
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Between Memory and Desire by R.Stephen Humphreys
Book DescriptionMiddle Easterners today struggle to find solutions to crises of economic stagnation, political gridlock, and cultural identity. In recent decades Islam has become central to this struggle, and almost every issue involves fierce, sometimes violent debates over the role of religion in public life. In this post-9/11 updated edition R. Stephen Humphreys presents a thoughtful analysis of Islam's place in today's Middle East and integrates the medieval and modern history of the region to show how the sacred and secular are tightly interwoven in its political and intellectual life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520246911
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author R.Stephen Humphreys
Islamic History, Paperback (October 1991)» View all books by R.Stephen Humphreys
This introductory text guides students through the literature and source material on social and political medieval Islamic history (600-1500AD). The book combines bibliographical material with an inquiry into method. It covers topics from dynastic power struggles to the daily life of the peasantry.
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Author Biography - R.Stephen Humphreys
R. Stephen Humphreys is Professor of History and Islamic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Islamic History: A Framework for Inquiry (second edition, 1991) among other works.
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