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Religious Radicalism and Politics in the Middle East
Religious Radicalism and Politics in the Middle East
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Emmanuel Sivan - Editor
Menachem Friedman - Editor
SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies
Price: $60.50 
Hardcover - 244 pages
Release Date: September 1990
ISBN10: 0-7914-0158-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0158-3

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Paperback - 244 pages
Release Date: August 1990
ISBN10: 0-7914-0159-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0159-0

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This book explores in a comparative perspective two fundamentalist waves that have rolled over the Middle East during the last two decades. Jewish and Muslim extremism have had a profound impact on the culture and politics of this important region. One thinks immediately of the Guh Emunism settlements on the West Bank, the Iranian revolution, and the assassination of President Sadat.

The authors highlight various facets of the phenomena, such as Haradi Jewish ultra-orthodoxy, the transformation of secular Israeli nationalism by the Gush, Iranian attempts to spread the revolutionary gospel to the Sunni world, and fundamentalism as the spearhead of the national uprising in the Gaza. The introduction outlines what the extremist movements in both religions have in common, where they diverge, and how they are shaping the future of the Middle East.

"I find the comparative approach and the parallel treatment of these movements and trends, in relation, respectively, to the Islamic and the Judaic traditions refreshing and fruitful."--Said Amir Arjomand, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Emmanuel Sivan is a Professor in the Department of History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Menachem Friedman is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Introduction
E. Sivan

Chapter 1 Religious Radicalism and Political Messianism in Israel
A. Ravitzky

Chapter 2 Islamic Radicalism: Sunni and Shicite
E. Sivan

Chapter 3 The Jewish Religion and Contemporary Israeli Nationalism
C. Liebman

Chapter 4 The Radical Shicite Opposition Movements in Iraq
A. Baram

Chapter 5 Jewish Zealots: Conservative versus Innovative
M. Friedman

Chapter 6 Pro-Iranian Fundamentalism in Gaza
T. Mayer

Chapter 7 Redemption as a Catastrophe: The Gospel of Gush Emunim
G. Aran

Chapter 8 Khomeini's Messengers: The Disputed Pilgrimage of Islam
M. Kramer

Notes

Index



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