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Modern Islamic Political Thought

Modern Islamic Political Thought
Hamid Enayat

Foreword by: Roy Mottahedeh

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The revival and power of religious feelings among Muslims since the Iranian revolution presents a complicated and often perplexing picture of the politics of modern Islam. What are the ideas which have influenced the direction of these trends? Here, Hamis Enayat provides an answer by describing and interpreting some of the major Islamic political ideas, especially those expressed by Iranians and Egyptians, as well as thinkers from Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. He examines the political differences between the two main schools in Islam - Shi'ism and Sunnism. Also covered in the book is: the concept of the Islamic state; and the Muslim response to the challenge of alien and modern ideologies such as nationalism, democracy and socialism - as well as notions of Shi'i modernism.

Author Info

Hamid Enayat was Reader in Modern Middle Eastern History at Oxford University and Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Prior to his death in 1980 he was also Professor of Political Science at Tehran University where he chaired the Department of Politics.

Review

Enayat's book makes a significant contribution to understanding the complexities of a situation involving the two most important Muslim communities as they are forced to share a single political space.
– Asian Affairs

...this title will for long remain a classic and redoubtable piece of scholarship...an essential reading for all those interested in and "insider's" analysis of the Islamic political thought and indeed for all students of political history.
– Amidu Olalekan Sanni, Lagos State University

Essential reading for all those interested in an ‘insider’s analysis of the Islamic political thought and indeed for all students of political history.
– Amidu Olalekan Sanni, Literatur

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

Paperback
ISBN: 9781850434665
Publication Date: 23 Jun 2005
Number of Pages: 200
Height: 216
Width: 134

Hardback
ISBN: 9781850434658
Publication Date: 23 Jun 2005
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 216
Width: 134

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