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The Resource A portrait of Egypt : a journey through the world of militant Islam, Mary Anne Weaver

A portrait of Egypt : a journey through the world of militant Islam, Mary Anne Weaver

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A portrait of Egypt : a journey through the world of militant Islam
Title
A portrait of Egypt
Title remainder
a journey through the world of militant Islam
Statement of responsibility
Mary Anne Weaver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is difficult to be neutral about Egypt. For centuries it has been a citadel of Islamic learning and thought, and since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty in 1979, it has been of immense strategic importance to American interests in the Middle East. But - as the 1997 massacre of foreign tourists at Luxor made clear - Egypt is also a country in crisis, torn between the old and the new, between unsettled religious revival and secular politics." "In a Portrait of Egypt, acclaimed New Yorker writer Mary Anne Weaver argues that an Islamist victory in Egypt is almost inevitable, and unlike that of Shi'ite Iran, its impact on the Islamic world will be truly profound. Even among scholars who normally shun domino theories of history, there is a growing concern that if Egypt "goes Islamic," so could much of the Arab world." "Based on exclusive interviews with militants and front men, generals and presidents, A Portrait of Egypt is a brilliant, eye-opening account of the world of militant Islam, essential reading for anyone trying to understand the far-reaching consequences of the growing impact of Islamist politics and policies on the West."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weaver, Mary Anne
Dewey number
297.2/72/0962
Index
no index present
LC call number
BP64.E3
LC item number
W43 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam and politics
  • Egypt
Label
A portrait of Egypt : a journey through the world of militant Islam, Mary Anne Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43641414
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st rev. pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374527105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00029361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A portrait of Egypt : a journey through the world of militant Islam, Mary Anne Weaver
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43641414
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st rev. pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374527105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00029361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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