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The Resource The crisis of Islamic civilization, Ali A. Allawi

The crisis of Islamic civilization, Ali A. Allawi

Label
The crisis of Islamic civilization
Title
The crisis of Islamic civilization
Statement of responsibility
Ali A. Allawi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Islam as a religion is central to the lives of over a billion people, but its outer expression as a distinctive civilization has been undergoing a monumental crisis. Buffeted by powerful adverse currents, Islamic civilization today is a shadow of its former self. The most disturbing and possibly fatal of these currents-the imperial expansion of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that accompanied it-are now compounded by a third giant wave, globalization. These forces have increasingly tested Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the ability to hold on to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new book. While the faith has proved resilient in the face of these challenges, other aspects of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now undergoing its last crisis. The book explores how Islamic civilization began to unravel under colonial rule, as its institutions, laws, and economies were often replaced by inadequate modern equivalents. Allawi also examines the backlash expressed through the increasing religiosity of Muslim societies and the spectacular rise of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the status of each of the building blocks of Islamic civilization, the author concludes that Islamic civilization cannot survive without the vital spirituality that underpinned it in the past. He identifies a key set of principles for moving forward, principles that will surprise some and anger others, yet clearly must be considered
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allawi, Ali A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic civilization
  • Islam
  • HISTORY
  • Islam
  • Islamic civilization
  • Islam
Label
The crisis of Islamic civilization, Ali A. Allawi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue: Axes of Islamic civilization -- 1: Tearing the fabric -- 2: Break with the past -- 3: Counter-revolt of Islam -- 4: Disenchanting the world -- 5: Reformations of Islam -- 6: Territory and power -- 7: Where next for the Islamic state? -- 8: Human rights and human duties -- 9: Wealth and poverty -- 10: Decline of creativity -- 11: Last crisis -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn666900653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300139310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 241587
  • 5377bd9d-70a6-4d15-859d-abc1e007296c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666900653
Label
The crisis of Islamic civilization, Ali A. Allawi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue: Axes of Islamic civilization -- 1: Tearing the fabric -- 2: Break with the past -- 3: Counter-revolt of Islam -- 4: Disenchanting the world -- 5: Reformations of Islam -- 6: Territory and power -- 7: Where next for the Islamic state? -- 8: Human rights and human duties -- 9: Wealth and poverty -- 10: Decline of creativity -- 11: Last crisis -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn666900653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300139310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 241587
  • 5377bd9d-70a6-4d15-859d-abc1e007296c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666900653

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