Beyond Islam: A new Understanding of the Middle East download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sami Zubaida

Beyond Islam: A new Understanding of the Middle East download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sami Zubaida year 2011
  • Book name: Beyond Islam: A new Understanding of the Middle East
  • Author: Sami Zubaida
  • Release date: 2011/12/21
  • Publisher: I.B.TAURIS & CO. LTD.
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9781848850705
  • Rating: 7.26 of 10
  • Votes: 533
  • Review by: Rodney Santana
  • Review rating: 7.38 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/8
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this magisterial work, Sami Zubaida draws on a distinguished career's worth of experience trying to understand the region to address the fundamental question in Middle East studies: what is the Middle East? He argues, controversially, that to see it through the prism of Islam, as it is conventionally viewed, is to completely misunderstand it. Many of what we think of as the 'Islamic' characteristics of the region are products of culture and society, not religion.To think of Islam itself as an essential, anti-modern force in the region rather than something shaped by specific historical-economic processes is, Zubaida argues, a mistake. Instead, he offers us an alternative view of the region, its historic cosmpolitanism, its religious and cultural diversity, its rapid adoption of new media cultures, which reveals a multi-faceted and complex region teeming with multiple identities. Wide-ranging, erudite and powerfully argued, Zubaida's work will be essential reading for future generations of students of this fascinating region.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H24M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern History, Regional Studies
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.06 USD
  • Dimensions: 134x216x22.86mm
  • Weight: 235.87g
  • Printed by: I.B.Tauris
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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