Cultural Transitions in the Middle East

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Şerif Mardin
BRILL, 1994 - History - 278 pages
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"Cultural Transitions in the Middle East" deals with the interlacing of themes constitutive of traditional cultures and world-views in the Middle East with concepts and outlooks that have originated in the modern Western World. A number of Muslim thinkers who are indigenous products of the Middle East cultural setting have now begun to use some of the forms of modern Western literature and social thought. Conversely, some intellectuals trained in modern secular schools have attempted to reevaluate their Islamic heritage. The papers cover aspects of this subtle interpenetration which has not been explored to date.
 

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Contents

Constitutions and the Struggle for Political Order
1
New England Puritanism and Liberal Education
50
A Critique of Hassan Hanafi Concerning
86
A Literature of Islamic Revival? The Autobi
116
Sayyid Qutb The Poverty of Philosophy and
130
The Muslim Intellectual and His Audience
153
Culture Change and the Intellectual A Study
189
Islam and International Relations in Turkey
214
The Encounter of PostRevolutionary Thought
236
Bibliography
260
List of Contributors
279
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erif Mardin, Ph.D. (1958) Political Science, Stanford University, is Chair, Islamic Studies, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. He has published extensively on modern Ottoman/Turkish intellectual history and religious movements.

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