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Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism
Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism
provides a comprehensive and detailed examination into Islam as a religion, Islam as a government, and Islam as a way of life. It is a thorough analysis of various groups, events, movements, key figures, and dogmas that have influenced contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism.
In this book, Dr. Guidère provides an in-depth look at Islamic Fundamentalism through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, an Arabic-to-English glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The main portion of the book consists of the dictionary section, which has over 500 cross-referenced entries on groups, events, movements, key figures, dogmas, ideologies, and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. This book is an excellent access point for high school students, college students, and anyone interested in a better understanding of the world of Islam.
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 3/8
978-0-8108-7821-1 • Hardback • July 2012 •
978-0-8108-7965-2 • eBook • July 2012 •
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series
Religion / Islam / General
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is professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Toulouse, France. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, D.C.
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Maps of the Islamic World
List of Figures
Islamic Splinter Groups in Afghanistan
Islamic Splinter Groups in Algeria
Islamic Splinter Groups in Bangladesh
Islamic Splinter Groups in Egypt
Islamic Splinter Groups in Indonesia
Islamic Splinter Groups in Iran
Islamic Splinter Groups in Iraq
Islamic Splinter Groups in Jammu and Kashmir
Islamic Splinter Groups in Lebanon
Islamic Splinter Groups in Libya
Islamic Splinter Groups in Morocco
Islamic Splinter Groups of the Muslim Brotherhood
Islamic Splinter Groups in Pakistan
Islamic Splinter Groups in the Philippines
Islamic Splinter Groups in Somalia
Islamic Splinter Groups in Sudan
Islamic Splinter Groups in Syria
Islamic Splinter Groups in Tunisia
Islamic Splinter Groups in Uzbekistan
Islamic Splinter Groups in Yemen
Al-Qaeda Splinter Groups and Affiliates
About the Authors
Guidère (Islamic & Middle Eastern studies, Univ. of Toulouse, France) hopes to clear up some of the misunderstanding and confusion regarding Islamic fundamentalism. His preface claims that the dictionary is “truly historical in that it starts at the beginnings and traces the religion’s long and complicated trajectory up to the present day.” In addition to entries on major events, people, and locations relating to Islamic fundamentalism, the dictionary also includes a map of the Islamic world, graphic organizers that chart the development of various splinter groups, a chronology, a glossary of terms translated into English, reader’s notes, and a list of acronyms and abbreviations.
With its clear, concise entries and extensive extra features, this resource stands out from other material on the topic and provides a useful starting point for researchers and those who need a brief definition of a particular term.
The dictionary does an excellent job of presenting the diversity within Islamic fundamentalism, the complex relationship these groups have with each other, the larger Muslim world, and the non-Muslim world. The extensive bibliography is a valuable reference for those interested in more in-depth study....This dictionary is an ideal resource for advanced undergraduate courses or graduate survey courses focusing on Islamic fundamentalism.
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The subject of Islamic fundamentalism, especially for the West, is one that is shrouded in confusion, misunderstanding, and mystery. Over the last two decades, many have attempted to lift the veil, but few have been fully successful. With this dictionary, Guidère (Univ. of Toulouse, France) offers one of the best publications currently available. It provides a comprehensive and detailed examination of Islam as a religion, Islam as a government, and Islam as a way of life. The author thoroughly investigates and analyzes the various groups, events, movements, key figures, and dogmas that have influenced contemporary Islamic fundamentalism and Islamism in general. The dictionary focuses on explaining the reasons, purposes, and developments of various fundamentalist reinterpretations of Islam and the Qur'an. The main portion of the book consists of the dictionary section, with over 500 cross-referenced alphabetical entries. The work also features a detailed chronology, introductory essay, an Arabic-to-English glossary, and an extensive bibliography. This volume is extremely user-friendly, well organized, and up-to-date.
Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.
[This] volume...is full of detailed information difficult to find in other reference books about a movement of crucial importance to world affairs, and thus it deserves a wide circulation.
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