The Resource Ancient Religions, Modern Politics : The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective, Michael Cook

Ancient Religions, Modern Politics : The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective, Michael Cook

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Ancient Religions, Modern Politics : The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective
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Ancient Religions, Modern Politics
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The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective
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Michael Cook
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in modern political life, placing special emphasis on the relevance—or irrelevance—of their heritages to today’s social and political concerns.Michael Cook takes an in-depth, comparative look at political identity, social values, attitudes to warfare, views about the role of religion in various cultural domains, and conceptions of the polity. In all these fields he finds that the Islamic heritage offers richer resources for those engaged in current politics than either the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He uses this finding to explain the fact that, despite the existence of Hindu and Christian counterparts to some aspects of Islamism, the phenomenon as a whole is unique in the world today. The book also shows that fundamentalism—in the sense of a determination to return to the original sources of the religion—is politically more adaptive for Muslims than it is for Hindus or Christians. A sweeping comparative analysis by one of the world’s leading scholars of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics sheds important light on the relationship between the foundational texts of these three great religious traditions and the politics of their followers today
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Michael Cook is the Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought and A Brief History of the Human Race, among other books, and he is also the general editor of The New Cambridge History of Islam.
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Cook, Michael
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BP173.7
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De Gruyter
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  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Social Science
  • Andere Religionen
  • Christianity and politics
  • Comparative Studies
  • Godsdiensten
  • Hinduism and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam
  • Religion, Jewish Studies, Theology
  • Religion
  • Vergelijkende godsdienstwetenschap
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Ancient Religions, Modern Politics : The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective, Michael Cook
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Contents
  • Conclusion to Part One
  • Part Two. Values
  • Introduction to Part Two
  • 4. Society
  • 5. Warfare
  • 6. Divine jealousy
  • 7. Polity
  • Conclusion to Part Two
  • Part Three: Fundamentalism
  • Introduction to Part Three
  • Frontmatter
  • 8. Islam and fundamentalism
  • 9. Hinduism and fundamentalism
  • 10. Latin American Catholicism and fundamentalism
  • Conclusion to Part Three
  • Afterword
  • Appendix: “Hindu fundamentalism” and the Fundamentalism Project
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Part One. Identity
  • Introduction to Part One
  • 1. Islam and identity
  • 2. Hinduism and identity
  • 3. Catholicism and identity in Latin America
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Course Book.
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1 online resource(568 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781400850273
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9781400850273
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illustrations.
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)459828
  • (OCoLC)984663669
  • (DE-B1597)9781400850273
Label
Ancient Religions, Modern Politics : The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective, Michael Cook
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion to Part One
  • Part Two. Values
  • Introduction to Part Two
  • 4. Society
  • 5. Warfare
  • 6. Divine jealousy
  • 7. Polity
  • Conclusion to Part Two
  • Part Three: Fundamentalism
  • Introduction to Part Three
  • Frontmatter
  • 8. Islam and fundamentalism
  • 9. Hinduism and fundamentalism
  • 10. Latin American Catholicism and fundamentalism
  • Conclusion to Part Three
  • Afterword
  • Appendix: “Hindu fundamentalism” and the Fundamentalism Project
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Part One. Identity
  • Introduction to Part One
  • 1. Islam and identity
  • 2. Hinduism and identity
  • 3. Catholicism and identity in Latin America
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(568 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850273
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400850273
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459828
  • (OCoLC)984663669
  • (DE-B1597)9781400850273

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