The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder

Author(s): Bassam Tibi


Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene Islamic scholar family, Tibi sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity and not only--as it is widely believed--economic adversity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate into the new world secular order. For this updated edition, Tibi has written a new preface and lengthy introduction addressing Islamic fundamentalism in light of and since September 11.

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General Fields

  • : 9780520088689
  • : University of California Press
  • : University of California Press
  • : 0.471736
  • : August 1998
  • : 1 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Bassam Tibi
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 256