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Recognizing Islam: Religion and Society in the Modern Middle East

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Recent crises in the Middle East have flooded the media with sensationalist and inaccurate portraits of Islam. This revised edition of Gilsenan's classic work shows that Islam covers a multitude of forms and practices which are woven into daily existence in complex and sometimes almost invisible ways. Gilsenan explores a variety of social worlds all claiming Islamic affili ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by I. B. Tauris
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This one was a bit different from my normal reads. I wanted to understand a bit more about Islam itself vice the history of Islamic nations or empires. That being said, I found this type a bit more difficult for me. I spent quite some time digging into definitions and rehashing some of the previous material. Overall I learned quite a bit from this one. I would have preferred a general study of Islam over discussions about the authors travels in the Middle East. Yet still a good one.
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