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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 presentsIslam as both a unified tradition of theological dogma and practices that transcends cultural differences and as a dynamic tradition that is historically informed, locally shaped, and continually reinterpreted. * Offers numerous ethnographic examples from the Middle East and North Africa * Explores key concepts, including the doctrinal foundations of Islam; the role of religious scholars; the five pillars; and Islamic "orthodoxy" * Includes discussion of spirit-possession cults as integral part of Islamic tradition * Introduces politics and current affairs as key elements in understanding contemporary Islamic discourse

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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: 4-Aug-2006
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