The Islamic World

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152975
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835225 | DOI:
 The Islamic World

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This chapter considers Traditionalism in the contemporary Islamic world. Traditionalist influence in the Arab world is similar to that in the West, but in Iran and Turkey, Traditionalism occupies a far more important position in public discourse than is the case elsewhere. The chapter ends with a consideration of the unusual and apparently paradoxical relationship between Traditionalism and radical Islamism in the Russian Federation, completing the biography of Gaydar Jamal, begun in the previous chapter.

Keywords: Islam; Islamism; Arab world; Iran; Turkey; Russia

Chapter.  10130 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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