Between the State and Islam
Edited by Charles E. Butterworth I. William Zartman
Series edited by Lee H. Hamilton
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Between the State and Islam by Charles E. Butterworth
Book DescriptionUntil recently, the study of the Middle East has focused almost exclusively on Islam and on the regime, especially on its non-democratic aspects. It has done so at the expense of accounting fully for the forces of scepticism, liberty, and creativity that struggle against Islamic conformism and state hegemony. Strangely, there seems to be no scholarly awareness of the simple fact that however influential religion appears in word and deed, however evident the trappings of state authority, people come into being, thrive, marry, raise families, think, laugh, and cry without regard to - indeed, sometimes in utter defiance of - the strictures of religious or state authority. This volume examines how Middle Eastern peoples in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries lived and flourished while trying to shape their political and religious surroundings outside the formal structures of established religion and the state.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521783521
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles E. Butterworth
Averroes' Middle Commentaries on Aristotle's Categories and de Interpretatione, Paperback (July 2014)
Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy, Paperback (April 2010)
Offers an analysis of the work of Alfarabi, the founder of Islamic political philosophy. This philosophical engagement with the writings of and about Alfarabi is suitable for those interested in medieval political philosophy.
Political Writings, Paperback (March 2004)
This volume presents four of Alfarabi's most important texts, making his political thought available to classicists, medievalists, and scholars of religion and Byzantine and Middle Eastern studies.
Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Charles E. Butterworth
This long-awaited reissue of the 1969 Cornell edition of Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle contains Muhsin Mahdi's substantial original introduction and a new foreword by Charles E. Butterworth and Thomas L. Pangle. The three parts of the...
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