Islamic Fundamentalism Since 1945

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Routledge, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 158 pages
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Beverley Milton-Edwards analyzes the roots and emergence of new Islamic movements and the main thinkers that inspired them.

Providing a much-needed historical overview, the main facets of Islamic fundamentalism are put in a global context, with a thematic debate of issues such as:

  • the effects of colonialism on Islam
  • secularism and the Islamic reaction
  • Islam and violence 
  • globalization and transnational Islamic movements
  • Islam in the wake of 9/11.

For students and anyone interested in the history, effects and consequences of these Islamic movements, Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 is the book to buy.

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Beverley Milton-Edwards is a Reader in Politics and International Affairs in the School of Politics, Queen's University, Belfast. She is the author of Islamic Politics in Palestine, Contemporary Politics in the Middle East and Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945.

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