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Nation and Religion in the Middle East

Fred Halliday
Nation and Religion in the Middle East
ISBN: 978-1-55587-935-8
$22.50
2000/251 pages/LC: 00-025490

"Halliday has proven one of the most wide-ranging and sophisticated analysts of the Middle East, and this collection of essays shows both those traits."—Choice

DESCRIPTION

From the early days of the Arab nationalist experiment to the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and beyond, the intertwining of politics and religion in the Middle East has been a salient feature of the region's history. Fred Halliday addresses this complex relationship, considering nationalism and Islamism region-wide, Islamic movements in Turkey, Iran, and Tunisia, and the likely fate of the remaining monarchies in the Arab world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The late Fred Halliday was professor of international relations at the London School of Economics. His numerous books include The Making of the Cold War, Rethinking International Relations, and Islam and the Myth of Confrontation.

CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION.
  • POLITICAL THEORY AND NATIONALIST IDEOLOGY.
  • Liberal Theory and the Middle East.
  • The Middle East and the Nationalism Debate.
  • History and Modernity in the Formation of Nationalism: The Case of Yemen.
  • "Terrorism" in Historical Perspective.
  • MODERNITY AND THE STATE.
  • The Fates of Monarchy in the Middle East.
  • A Contemporary Confrontation: The Conflict of Arabs and Persians.
  • Fundamentalism and the State: Iran and Tunisia.
  • Reportages.
  • Tehran 1979: The Revolution Turns to Repression.
  • Saudi Arabia 1997: A Family Business in Trouble.
  • Turkey 1998: Secularism in Question.
  • The Millet of Manchester: Arab Merchants and the Cotton Trade.
  • CONCLUSION: THE MIDDLE EAST: THE MILLENNIAL ILLUSION.
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