The Sayyid Qutb Reader
Selected Writings on Politics, Religion, and Society
Edited by Albert J. Bergesen
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Sayyid Qutb Reader by Albert J. Bergesen
Book DescriptionAnyone who wants to understand what militant Muslims think has to understand what they read-and they read Sayyid Qutb, the intellectual father of Islamic fundamentalism. Qutb, an Egyptian literary critic and philosopher who was appalled by American decadence, gained prominence in the Muslim Brotherhood, was imprisoned by Nasser, and hanged in 1966. Through his death and prolific writings he became a martyr for the cause of political Islam. His work is virtually unknown outside the Muslim world, but Qutb is at the heart of the intellectual rationale for jihad and violence in the name of Islam. The Sayyid Qutb Reader is the first collection of his selected works available to the general public. As such, this valuable introduction to Qutb's core intellectual ideas should be read by anyone who wants to understand one of the most important conflicts of our age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415954259
(254mm x 178mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Albert J. Bergesen
Sayyid Qutb Reader, Hardback (January 2008)
Sayyid Qutb, intellectual father of Islamic fundamentalism gained prominence in the Muslim Brotherhood, was imprisoned by Nasser, and hanged in 1966. Through his death and writings he became a martyr for the cause of political Islam. This book provides a collection of his selected works and offers an introduction to his core intellectual ideas.
Depth of Shallow Culture, Paperback (April 2007)» View all books by Albert J. Bergesen
Although some regard popular culture as shallow, this book reveals that it is often complex, deep and subject to the style changes we associate with high art.
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Author Biography - Albert J. Bergesen
Albert Bergesen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona.
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