After the rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East and the new geopolitical landscape in this region, it is essential for the modern reader to understand the history that has allowed for and influenced these types of Islamic groups to form. Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism acts as a didactic resource that explains, from the Islamic perspective, the historical importance of the Islamic fundamentalist world.
This dictionary provides a comprehensive and thorough analysis of various groups, events, movements, key figures, and dogmas that have influenced contemporary Islamic fundamentalism. A chronology spanning 600 years, graphs of complex Islamic group associations and alliances, and an Arabic-to-English glossary have all been included to facilitate a complete understanding of the nuances and generalities that have shaped this movement. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism also contains an introduction, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and more than 700 cross-referenced entries on ideologies, people, events, and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 650
Weight: 1116 g
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 53 mm
Edition: Second Edition
In this second edition of his dictionary of Islamic fundamentalism, Guide re adds more than 100 new entries to those of the first edition (CH, Jan'13, 50-2409) and updates a number of previous entries. The chronology and bibliography have also been substantially updated. As one might expect, the bulk of the new entries and revisions deal with the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Syrian Civil War, and prominent terror attacks in Europe and elsewhere since 2012.... [T]his is a useful resource, and it will be helpful to those with a strong interests in religious studies, Middle East and Islamic studies, and terrorism/national security. Those who own the first edition will want to acquire the second edition if finances permit. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. * CHOICE *
[T]he work with its focus on fundamentalist groups (both well-known and obscure), key personalities (both contemporary and classical), major contemporary events, country profiles, and ideas of governance and Islamic concepts as interpreted through a fundamentalist lens is still an excellent resource for undergraduate or graduate students. * American Reference Books Annual *