Gilles Kepel





Gilles Kepel


Born
in France
June 30, 1955

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A French scholar and analyst of the Islamic and the Arab world. He has written works on Radical Islam including Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam. He was the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2009-10 at LSE IDEAS (Centre for Diplomacy & Strategy, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Professor Kepel has previously been a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York. He speaks Arabic, French, English and Italian.

Kepel's work has stirred intense debates in the French academia. His analyses of political Islam have notably been criticized by Olivier Roy, François Burgat and Alain Roussillon. These 3 authors however are also quite controversial, with secularists like Caroline Fourest o
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Average rating: 3.72 · 593 ratings · 54 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
Jihad: The Trail of Politic...

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3.85 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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The War for Muslim Minds: I...

3.67 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Muslim Extremism in Egypt: ...

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3.88 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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The Revenge of God: The Res...

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3.56 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Al Qaeda in Its Own Words

3.68 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Roots of Radical Islam

3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Terreur dans l'Hexagone. Ge...

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Beyond Terror and Martyrdom...

3.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Passion arabe: Journal, 201...

3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Fitna

3.09 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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