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Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene Islamic scholar family, Tibi sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity and not only - as it is widely believed - economic adversity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate into the new world secular order. For this updated edition, Tibi has written a new preface and lengthy introduction addressing Islamic fundamentalism in light of and since September 11.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520236905
ISBN-10: 0520236904
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 293
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bassam Tibi

Bassam Tibi was born in Damascus and is currently Professor of International Relations at the University of Gottingen, Germany. He is the author of several books in English, including Islam between Culture and Politics (2001), Arab Nationalism (third edition, 1996), Conflict and War in the Middle East, 1967-1981 (new edition, 1997), and The Crisis of Modern Islam (1988).

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