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Historical dictionary of Islamic fundamentalist movements in the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey
Mawṣililī, Aḥmad.
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999.
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xxviii, 401 pages ; 23 cm.
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BP60 .M36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This reference work provides a needed ready reference to the essential information on and analytical discussion of basic ideas, notions, concepts, doctrines, ideologies, leaders, intellectuals, thinkers, ideologues, groups, and movements of Islamic fundamentalism or Islamism in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. In one volume, Moussalli provides information about not only the origins and actions of Islamic fundamentalists, but the ideas and principles on which they are based. An invaluable source for both the broad pictures of Islamic fundamentalism and the specific details.

Author Notes

Ahmad S. Moussalli is Associate Professor of Political Science at the American University of Beirut.

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Booklist Review

Recent additions to the publisher's Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements series.

Choice Review

Carefully researched and written by a leading authority in the field, this important compilation of factual material treats the general subject of Muslim fundamentalism. It covers the various branches of the larger movement, their leaders, the technical terminology developed within the movement, and the literature produced by its leading thinkers over the past several decades. The entries, arranged alphabetically, are carefully cross-referenced, thus making it possible to pursue subjects in an organized and thematically connected fashion. In addition to the dictionary proper, the author includes a chronology of important events relating to fundamentalist and revivalist Islam from the early 19th century to the present, as well as a substantive bibliography that includes works in Western languages and in languages used in the Muslim world. The bibliography, some 80 pages in length and organized geographically, is without doubt one of the best bibliographies currently available on the subject. This important work is highly recommended for all college and university libraries and to public libraries concerned to remain current in international affairs. M. Swartz; Boston University