The Middle East and Islamic world reader

By Gettleman, Marvin E. & Schaar, Stuart

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ISBN
978-0-80213-936-8
Publisher
New York : Grove Press, 2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on May 15, 2003

The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology. The editors include excerpts from the Quran and medieval Islamic philosophers, but the bulk of the book focuses on the complex response of the Islamic world to modernity and Western hegemony. Ataturk's efforts to reform Turkey along modern, secular lines are covered, as is Nasser's program of"Arab socialism" in Egypt, Michel Aflaq's Baathist program of pan-Arab nationalism and Jinnah's championing of a Musl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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