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Passion for Islam : shaping the modern Middle East : the Egyptian experience /
Caryle Murphy.
New York : Scribner, c2002.
viii, 359 p. ; 24 cm.
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New York : Scribner, c2002.
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"A Lisa Drew book."
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Gift to Victoria University Library. Gwyn, Richard. 2004/10/14.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-337) and index.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2002-08-12:
Murphy, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and former Cairo bureau chief for the Washington Post, puts Egypt at the center of the growth of Islamic extremism, because it "provides the ballast in Arab politics and diplomacy." Offering a vivid portrait of Egypt today, she attributes the spread of violent Islam to the interaction of three factors: a general reawakening of Islam, the reign of authoritarian governments in the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Table of Contents
First Versesp. 3
Withered Dreams and "Zucchini" by the Bushelp. 12
Pious Islam
Personal Awakeningsp. 25
Political Islam
What Kind of Country Are We Going to Be?p. 41
The Ghostp. 64
Death of a Lawyerp. 99
Education, Not Revolutionp. 115
Guilty of Practicing Democracyp. 136
Middle Groundp. 152
Cultural Islam
A Culture of Our Own, or Madonna and Belly-Dancing Have to Gop. 167
Faith and Modernity
New Thinking in Islamp. 189
People of the Book
We Were Here Firstp. 235
One Dream Fulfilled, Another Deniedp. 252
The Path Ahead
The Promise and the Passionp. 275
Notesp. 281
Glossaryp. 339
Acknowledgmentsp. 341
Indexp. 343
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