This work is an introduction to the Islamic world - past and present -and to the challenges it presents to western society. Fully revised for this second edition, it includes chapters on the spiritual richness of the religion, the law and how it reflects attitudes to society and to women in particular, as well as an incisive analysis of various Muslim sects, their links and conflicts. A new chapter discusses such issues as the Rushdie affair, the reinterpretation of the doctrine of Jihad to encompass terrorism, and the internal strife that countries such as Algeria, Iran, Israel and Egypt are experiencing, bringing this stimulating analysis up to the present day.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. Good reading copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005060481
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004551945
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