February 20, 2009

The Many Faces of Political Islam

This book attempts to define the relationship between politics and Islam for the non-expert. While many detailed, country-specific texts on this topic have been written, there is little scholarship to help people get started with this complex topic. Ayoob, an undergraduate professor, wrote this book as an introductory text for his political science students to provide them with sufficient background on Islam and the Muslim world. At the same time, he intends to revel the complexity and depth of this topic by dispelling misconceptions and stereotypes about political Islam and showing the relationship variations between politics and religion that occur throughout the vast Muslim world. Scholarly references can be found throught the text and a glossary is included to help understand the Arabic terminology that is used. An extensive bibliography provides suggestions for further reading on more specific topics.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World
Mohammed Ayoob
BP 173.7 .A875 2008