The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life (Hardback)Lawrence Rosen (author)
Hardback 246 Pages
Having worked for several decades in North Africa, anthropologist Lawrence Rosen is uniquely placed to ask what factors contribute to the continuity and changes characterizing the present-day Muslim world. In The Culture of Islam, he illuminates key aspects of Muslim life and demonstrates how central tenets of that life are being challenged and culturally refashioned. Both an antidote to simplified versions of Islam circulating today and a consistent story of the continuities that account for much of ordinary Muslim life, Rosen's work offers, in its human stories and its insights, its own contribution to the mutual understanding and forgiveness that alone will make true peace possible.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 6 mm
"At a time when writers and commentators are discussing Islam so freely and often superficially, the need for a measured and accessible analysis of Islam is great. Lawrence Rosen's The Culture of Islam perfectly meets this need. Rosen's continuing interactions with the Muslim world, which began over three decades ago, allow us special insights into Islamic culture and have formed an intellectually stimulating and highly original book." - Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, and author of Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society
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