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The Islamic enlightenment : the struggle between faith and reason : 1798 to modern times, Christopher de Bellaigue

Label
The Islamic enlightenment : the struggle between faith and reason : 1798 to modern times
Title
The Islamic enlightenment
Title remainder
the struggle between faith and reason : 1798 to modern times
Statement of responsibility
Christopher de Bellaigue
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world. With majestic prose, Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Flying in the face of everything we thought we knew, The Islamic Enlightenment becomes an astonishing and revelatory history that offers a game-changing assessment of the Middle East since the Napoleonic Wars. Beginning his account in 1798, de Bellaigue demonstrates how Middle Eastern heartlands have long welcomed modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from seclusion, and the development of democracy. With trenchant political and historical insight, de Bellaigue further shows how the violence of an infinitesimally small minority is in fact the tragic blowback from these modernizing processes. What makes The Islamic Enlightenment particularly germane is that non-Muslim pundits in the post-9/11 era have repeatedly called for Islam to subject itself to the transformations that the West has already achieved since the Enlightenment--the absurd implication being that if Muslims do not stop reading or following the tenets of the Qur'an and other holy books, they will never emerge from a benighted state of backwardness. The Islamic Enlightenment, with its revolutionary argument, completely refutes this view and, in the process, reveals the folly of Westerners demanding modernity from those whose lives are already drenched in it
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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De Bellaigue, Christopher
Dewey number
909/.0976708
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP166.14.M63
LC item number
D4 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic modernism
  • Faith and reason
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Middle East
Label
The Islamic enlightenment : the struggle between faith and reason : 1798 to modern times, Christopher de Bellaigue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cairo -- Istanbul -- Tehran -- Vortex -- Nation -- Counter-enlightenment
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 398 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871403735
Lccn
2017000479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn951505322
  • (OCoLC)951505322
  • 1953402
Label
The Islamic enlightenment : the struggle between faith and reason : 1798 to modern times, Christopher de Bellaigue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cairo -- Istanbul -- Tehran -- Vortex -- Nation -- Counter-enlightenment
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 398 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871403735
Lccn
2017000479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn951505322
  • (OCoLC)951505322
  • 1953402

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