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The Resource The broken crescent : the "threat" of militant Islamic fundamentalism, Fereydoun Hoveyda

The broken crescent : the "threat" of militant Islamic fundamentalism, Fereydoun Hoveyda

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The broken crescent : the "threat" of militant Islamic fundamentalism
Title
The broken crescent
Title remainder
the "threat" of militant Islamic fundamentalism
Statement of responsibility
Fereydoun Hoveyda
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Militant Islamic fundamentalists blame the ills of their societies on the West and call for the overthrow of local governments and the resumption of Jihad against the Infidels. Ambassador Hoveyda explores the historical and contemporary causes of the current wave of militant Islamic fundamentalism. He also shows why, despite their terrorist attacks in the West, fundamentalists are even more dangerous for Muslim countries that are desperately trying to join the incipient global economy and alleviate their accumulated social and economic problems." "Hoveyda shows how the triumph of fundamentalist interpretations of the Koran in the 12th century triggered the gradual decline of Islamic civilization. He also chronicles the history of militant Islamic movements of the past and present from the "Assassins" of the late 11th century to the reign of Ayatollah Khomeini. Having met his first militant Islamic fundamentalist at the age of four in Syria, where his father was serving as Persian Consul-general, Hoveyda draws upon a lifetime of personal and family experience as well as scholarship and experiences of others to provide an important insider/outsider examination of a worldwide concern."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoveyda, Fereydoun
Dewey number
320.5/5/0917671
Index
index present
LC call number
BP60
LC item number
.H73 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
National Committee on American Foreign Policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam and politics
  • Religion and politics
Label
The broken crescent : the "threat" of militant Islamic fundamentalism, Fereydoun Hoveyda
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A National Committee on American Foreign Policy study."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-221) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First encounter with a militant -- The Iranian connection -- The community of devoted fighters -- The beads and the bullets -- Some precursors -- The turning point -- Fundamentalism forever -- The Islamic state -- Fundamentalist agendas -- Enter Khomeini -- Theologian and tactician -- The kindling of the revolution -- The party of god -- The stretching shadow -- The causes of militant fundamentalism -- The broken crescent -- The case against the west -- The "Great Satan" -- A global danger? -- Holy war (jihad) -- A clash of civilizations? -- Preparing for the "final round" -- Can militant Islamic fundamentalism succeed? -- A challenge to the west and the world? -- Conclusion: the "past shock."
Control code
37755163
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780275958374
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97040886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The broken crescent : the "threat" of militant Islamic fundamentalism, Fereydoun Hoveyda
Publication
Note
"A National Committee on American Foreign Policy study."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-221) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First encounter with a militant -- The Iranian connection -- The community of devoted fighters -- The beads and the bullets -- Some precursors -- The turning point -- Fundamentalism forever -- The Islamic state -- Fundamentalist agendas -- Enter Khomeini -- Theologian and tactician -- The kindling of the revolution -- The party of god -- The stretching shadow -- The causes of militant fundamentalism -- The broken crescent -- The case against the west -- The "Great Satan" -- A global danger? -- Holy war (jihad) -- A clash of civilizations? -- Preparing for the "final round" -- Can militant Islamic fundamentalism succeed? -- A challenge to the west and the world? -- Conclusion: the "past shock."
Control code
37755163
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780275958374
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97040886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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