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Islam in Modern History Paperback – May 21, 1977

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (May 21, 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691019916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691019918
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I picked up a copy of this at a yard sale right after 9/11. It is scholarly writing; the insights Smith had in 1953(the year of my paperback) were prescient of what has transpired since he wrote Islam in Modern History.
I urge anyone who wants a dispassionate analysis of the subject to read this book. Remember that this was written almost 50 years before 9/11, so that the emotional haze that current writings have are absent from his treatment of the topic.
Excellent.
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Given that this book was written in the 1950s it remains remarkably significant for the current period. The author outlines the early evolution of Islam but the majority of the book is focused on the resurgence and revival of Islam from the 19th Century onwards. Key Islamic thinkers have have shaped and influenced Islamic thought are presented before the author proceeds to examine a number of case studies. These include Turkey, India, Iran, Pakistan and other areas. The author does well to capture the complex and heterogeneous dynamics of Islam, as well as Islam in different manifestations - personal piety, social movement, politically oriented etc.
Very much recommended as an introduction to the subject area.
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The book was as described, actually much better than described and arrived on time.
As far as the actual book content, the book was recommended for my independent studies of Islam from an historical and modern day perspective. I had first heard the book on an Audiobook from Audible and the coming together of the purely spoken and written versions was quite interesting and educational in as far as the arabic names and transliterations. Anyone interested in knowing more about this culture/religion should read this book, in my opinion. It's recommended if not required reading!
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