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Author Lane, Jan-Erik.

Title Religion and politics : Islam and Muslim civilization / Jan-Erik Lane, Hamadi Redissi ; with a chapter by Riadh Sidaoui
Edition Second edition
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 336 pages) : illustrations
Contents Modernity, post-modernity and the Muslim world -- Islam and post-modernity -- The Weber thesis -- Mohammed -- a political prophet -- Islam: faith and rationality -- Traditional domination -- Islamic law and Arab legal institutions -- Capitalism in Muslim countries -- The modernisation of Arabia -- Separation between state and religion? -- Towards a new fundamentalism -- Islam and democracy -- Islam and politics: where the principal difficulty of post-modernity lies -- Religion and human rights: constants and constraints -- Islamic politics and the military: Algeria 1962-2008 -- Islam -- a religion of warriors? -- Fundamentalism and the state: need for mutual explanation
Summary Offering a timely new appraisal of the political and social impact of Islam, this expanded second edition of Religion and Politics has been fully updated in line with new events. Jan-Erik Lane and Hamadi Redissi look at the underlying social consequences of religious beliefs to account for the political differences between major civilizations of the world against a background of the rise of modern capitalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-327) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject East and West.
Islam -- History.
Islamic civilization.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Redissi, Hamadi.
Ṣaydāwī, Riyāḍ.
ISBN 0754674185 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0754691764 (electronic bk.)
9780754674184 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780754691761 (electronic bk.)