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The Resource Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world, Shadi Hamid

Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world, Shadi Hamid

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Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world
Title
Islamic exceptionalism
Title remainder
how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world
Statement of responsibility
Shadi Hamid
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From the founding of Islam in the seventh century, there had always been a dominant Muslim empire, or "caliphate." But in 1924, the Ottoman Caliphate was formally abolished. Since then, there has been an ongoing struggle to establish a legitimate political order in the Middle East. At the center of that struggle is the vexing problem of religion and its role in political life. In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. With unprecedented access to Islamist activists and leaders across the region, Hamid argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics - and how the practice of politics shapes Islam. Despite the hopes of the Arab Spring, ideological and religious polarization has actually worsened. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews across the region, Hamid examines different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying - and alarmingly successful - example of ISIS. Offering a panoramic and ambitious interpretation of the region's descent into violence, Islamic Exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its outsized, exceptional role in modern politics. We don't have to like it; but we have to understand it, because it will continue to be a force that shapes not just the region, but the West as well, in the coming decades
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DLC
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1983-
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Hamid, Shadi
Dewey number
320.55/7
Index
index present
LC call number
BP173.7
LC item number
.H3554 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islam and politics
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Arab countries
  • Arab countries
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Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world, Shadi Hamid
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269293) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn933446666
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781250061010
Lccn
2015049286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o933446666
  • (OCoLC)933446666
Label
Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world, Shadi Hamid
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933446666
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781250061010
Lccn
2015049286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o933446666
  • (OCoLC)933446666

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