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Islamic Enlightenment : The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times (Unabridged)

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This absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries offers a game-changing assessment of the Middle East. Beginning his account in 1798, de Bellaigue demonstrates how the Middle East has 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 that modernization. This revolutionary argument, which completely refutes the misconception that Muslims live in a benighted state of backwardness, reveals the folly of Westerners demanding modernity from their Islamic neighbors.
Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 121512
Genre: History
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Author: Christopher de Bellaigue
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2017
TCIN: 52465606
UPC: 9781520074337
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-9190
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