Recognizing Islam: religion and society in the modern Arab world
A young historian and anthropologist provides a survey of Islam as a factor in social relations which have developed in different ways in different settings, clarifying its complex role in Middle East history and society
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An Anthropologists Introduction
The Men of Learning and Authority
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