Political Thought in Islam
A Study in Intellectual Boundaries
By (author) Nelly Lahoud
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Political Thought in Islam by Nelly Lahoud
Book DescriptionThis book is a study of political thought in Islam from the viewpoint of the history of ideas and the relevance of these ideas to contemporary Arabic political discourse. The author examines the use of the classical Islamic tradition (turath) and its religious and philosophical components by the three dominant Arabic political discourses: the Islamists, apologists and intellectuals. The book analyzes the different assumptions advanced by these discourses and the way they propose to apply or restore the turath in the present. Exploring connections between the medieval Islamic tradition and current debates, this book is essential reading for advanced students and researchers of Islam and political thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415341264
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nelly Lahoud
Islam in World Politics, Hardback (May 2005)» View all books by Nelly Lahoud
This book examines the influence of Islamist movements in national and international power politics, in the equilibrium of the world of finance, and the articulation of gender issues in Islamic and non-Islamic countries alike.
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Author Biography - Nelly Lahoud
Nelly Lahoud completed her PhD in 2002 at the Australian National University. In 2003 she was a post-doctoral researcher at St John's College, University of Cambridge and now teaches political theory at Goucher College, USA. She has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in Islamic Studies at the Library of Congress and is the co-editor of Islam in World Politics (RoutledgeCurzon, 2005).
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