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The Resource Islamic culture in crisis : a reflection on civilizations in history, Hichem Djaït ; translated by Janet Fouli

Islamic culture in crisis : a reflection on civilizations in history, Hichem Djaït ; translated by Janet Fouli

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Islamic culture in crisis : a reflection on civilizations in history
Title
Islamic culture in crisis
Title remainder
a reflection on civilizations in history
Statement of responsibility
Hichem Djaït ; translated by Janet Fouli
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  • eng
  • fre
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Islamic Culture in Crisis examines efforts by intellectuals and leaders in the Islamic world to adapt to what Hichem Djaït calls the "incredible novelty of modernity" that has come to Europe during the past 150 years. The chapters in the work are grouped into three sections, and were written by the author over a twenty-year period. Djaït describes the different meanings of modernity, the crisis of Islamic culture in its encounter with modernity, similarities and differences between Arabs and Muslims and other cultures, the politics of the Arabs, and the force of democracy in the Islamic world. In the sphere of politics, the Arabs have been excluded from history for a very long time. Instead, Turks, Mongols, Berbers, Persians, and Caucasians have led the destinies of the Islamic world, a domain that had become politically fragmented. But history has overlooked the concrete developments of that time, although they were full of consequences for the lives of the people. Paradoxically, what remains are the spiritual, trans-historic elements: religion, culture, and science. Contrasting the achievements of other civilizations, both past and present, Djaït demonstrates eloquently that Arabs and Muslims will not be able to connect with the modern world unless they are able to be inspired by a supreme ambition to further the causes of high culture-in knowledge, science, art, literature, and other spheres--
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non fiction
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  • Islamic civilization
  • East and West
  • Islamic countries
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Islamic culture in crisis : a reflection on civilizations in history, Hichem Djaït ; translated by Janet Fouli
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Translated from French. Some sections originally written in Arabic and translated into French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17383948
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 204 pages
Isbn
9781412811408
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)642848004
Label
Islamic culture in crisis : a reflection on civilizations in history, Hichem Djaït ; translated by Janet Fouli
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from French. Some sections originally written in Arabic and translated into French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
FIEb17383948
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 204 pages
Isbn
9781412811408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)642848004

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