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Author Calvert, John.

Title Sayyid Qutb and the origins of radical Islamism / John Calvert.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  320.557 Q9C    Check Shelf
Description xi, 670 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Son of the country -- The making of An Egyptian nationalist -- Turn to Islamism -- American sojourn -- In the orbit of the Muslim Brothers -- Radicalization -- Martyrdom -- Epilogue : the trajectory of 'Qutbism'.
Summary Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was an influential Egyptian ideologue credited with establishing the theoretical basis for radical Islamism in the post colonial Sunni Muslim world. Lacking a pure understanding of the leader's life and work, the popular media has conflated Qutb's moral purpose with the aims of bin Laden and al-Qaeda. He is often portrayed as a terrorist, Islamo-Fascist, and advocate of murder. This book rescues Qutb from misrepresentation, tracing the evolution of his thought within the context of his time. An expert on social protest and political resistance in the modern Middle East.
Subject Islam and state -- Egypt.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Egypt.
Quṭb, Sayyid, 1906-1966.
Added Author Calvert, John.
ISBN 9780199326877
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