THE ROOTS OF RADICAL ISLAM

By (author)GILLES KEPEL

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From the first World Trade Centre bombing in 1993 to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Kepel explores the devastating impact of Islamic fundamentalism on the world at large. This book traces it back to its origins in Egypt and to its rebirth in the fifties, right through to the eruption of competing factions and currents in the seventies and eighties. Kepel takes us into the world of students and professionals, workers and unemployed alike who have been caught up in Islamist movements from Morocco to Iran, and offers a fascinating and detailed insight into Islamic fundamentalist structure, theory, and tactics. Features: * Foreword by Bernard Lewis. ‘… an extremely thoughtful and balanced guide to a movement whose influence can no longer be ignored.’ – The Cambridge Review. ‘The best book so far published on Egypt’s Islamic movements … essential reading for anyone interested in the wider ‘Islamic revival’. – The Middle East. ‘… an excellent work: stimulating, rich in first-hand information, and replete with lessons.’ – Maxime Rodinson. ‘This book gives the background necessary to understand the purpose and mindset of today’s religious radicals.’ – Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind.
ISBN: 0863565093
Publisher: SAQI BOOKS
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Author: GILLES KEPEL

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0863565093

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2005

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256

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Gilles Kepel is chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris. He is the editor of four volumes of essays and the author of several books, including Bad Moon Rising (also published by Saqi) and The War for Muslim Minds (Harvard).

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