Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics, and Society

By: Esposito, John L.

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The actions and political rhetoric of the day seem to affirm the commitment of many Muslims to a more Islamic political, social, and economic order. But despite the pervasiveness of this phenomenon and its geopolitical significance, our understanding of the contemporary Islamic world has remained astonishingly limited. More than half of the world's 800 million Muslims live in Asia, and yet most people continue to think of Islam as an essentially Arab phenomenon. This wide-ranging volume brings together previously unpublished writings by leading authorities on Islamic affairs to provide the fullest picture of the diverse roles played by Islam in Asian public life today. Central topics include how Islam is presented in the public life--government, national ideology, law, and political parties--of Asian Muslims, and the ways in which Islam influences both the domestic politics and foreign policies of Muslim countries today.

Title: Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics, and Society

Author: Esposito, John L.

Categories: Asia, Religion, General,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: N Y., Oxford Univ Press: 1987

ISBN Number: 0195040813

ISBN Number 13: 9780195040814

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 112494

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 272 pages.