This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it:provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam in the three majority-Muslim regionstraces the connections between traditional Islamic institutions and concerns, and their modern manifestations and transformations. How are medieval ideas, policies and practices refashioned to address modern circumstancesinvestigates new themes and trends that are shaping the modern Muslim experience such as gender, fundamentalism, the media and secularisationoffers case studies of Muslims and Islam in dynamic interaction with different societies.
Islam in the Modern World includes illustrations, summaries, discussion points and suggestions for further reading that will aid understanding and revision. Additional resources are provided via a companion website.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 462
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"An important work that brings together an impressive range of essays by noted and emerging scholars working in a variety of fields. The book makes a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion on the nature and evolution of modern Islamic culture, explored across a diverse range of global contexts." - Simon A. Wood, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
"Among the recent books on modern Islam, this collection clearly stands out. It provides a balanced overview of important topics and regions, and it unites cutting-edge scholarship by some of the best-known specialists. Written in accessible prose and combined with excellent didactic tools, this work will be most useful to students and instructors and also serve as a reference for scholars and researchers." - Rudiger Seesemann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
"This textbook introduces perspectives on critical themes and students of Islamic Studies will find the content illuminating. The editors have done a superb job." - Ahmed E. Souaiaia, University of Iowa, USA and author of Contesting Justice
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