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Description - Islam in the Middle East by G.P. Makris

This concise book offers a nuanced introduction to Islam in the Middle East. It presents Islam as both a unified tradition of theological dogma and practices that transcends cultural differences and a dynamic tradition that is historically informed, locally shaped, and continually reinterpreted. Using numerous ethnographic examples from the Middle East and North Africa, Islam in the Middle East: A Living Tradition offers a succinct overview of the Islamic tradition as practiced. This approach to Islam is based on a general anthropological principle that Islam must be studied as it is understood by Muslims. That is, that its dogmatic principles and its numerous practices should be approached as the product of history. Designed for students and nonspecialists, Islam in the Middle East: A Living Tradition charts the doctrinal foundations of Islam; the role of religious scholars; the five pillars; the mystical world of saintly brotherhoods and spirit-possession cults; and the efforts of Muslim modernists and Islamist activists in shaping Islamic "orthodoxy" and engaging with Western modernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405116022
ISBN-10: 1405116021
Format: Hardback
(258mm x 185mm x 29mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - G.P. Makris

G.P. Makris (PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science) is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Panteion University, Athens.

Books By G.P. Makris

Islam in the Middle East by G.P. Makris
Paperback, August 2006
$59.36