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Description - Face to Face with Political Islam by Francois Burgat

This text argues that political Islam's desire to restore a culture distorted by colonization does not necessarily compromise its progress to more democracy and greater tolerance. From Rabat to Gaza, through Algiers and Cairo, the author carried out his enquiry through interviews with prominent Islamists, and he allows them to speak for themselves in the book. Among the issues addressed are the relationship between Islam and modernity, Islamism and women, and questions of violence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860642135
ISBN-10: 1860642136
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Francois Burgat

Francois Burgat, a political scientist and Arabist, is Researcher at the CNRS in Paris. Having spent 7 years in Algeria, and a further 5 years in Egypt working on this book, he now directs the Centre Francais d'Archeologie et de Sciences Sociales in Sana'a, Yemen.