Recognizing Islam: religion and society in the modern Arab world

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Pantheon Books, Jan 12, 1983 - Religion - 287 pages
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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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Michael Gilsenan is Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at New York University and Emeritus Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of "Recognizing Islam: Religion and Society in the Modern Middle East" (1990).

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