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Islamist occidentalism : Sayyid Qutb and the Western other / Nadia Duvall.

Author/Creator:
Duvall, Nadia, author.
Publication:
Berlin : Gerlach Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 239 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam and state.
Islam -- Western countries.
Islam.
Islam and state.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Quṭb, Sayyid, 1906-1966.
Quṭb, Sayyid, 1906-1966.
Western countries.
Summary:
Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was the most important radical Islamist ideologue in modern times. This groundbreaking new study analyses Qutb's thinking from his early years in Cairo to the radical Islamist stance he adopted towards the end of his life. Occidentalism and Orientalism are mere "duelling essentialisms" and shows that Qutb's views of the Christian European "Other" are much more nuanced. Of particularly importance are Qutb's views on the West in the light of the escalation in violent attacks by militant Islamists targeting Western values. The book covers, amongst others, the following topics: The discovery & perceptions of the West in the Modern Age; Qutb's early encounter with modern Western civilisation; The West-East duality, and Qutb's early views on Islam in relation to Christianity and Judaism; Qutb's Islamism as a drastic discontinuity of Islamic cumulative tradition.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-239).
ISBN:
3959940629
9783959940627
OCLC:
1057865783
Publisher Number:
99980715621
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