Dr. Norman C. Rothman draws from a wide variety of texts to intimate a causal effect between three very different social constructs and delineations of Islam. The fact is that as a religion and a way of life, the fabric of Islam differs by region. In Three Faces of Islam, Dr. Norman C. Rothman dissects three centuries of Turkish, Egyptian, and Iranian history. Social constructs aside, the author's historical analysis is fascinating and timely. With a measured hand and a mark of excellence, each chapter naturally progresses so that the presumably Western reader is able to follow complex cultural, philosophical, historical, and social meanings to become knowledgeable of the contemporary division of Islam and the levels and pace of modernization in each country. Blending aspects of language and culture, the author makes profoundly relevant statements on where the nation of Islam is heading in the twenty-first century
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Published January 22, 2008
by BookSurge Publishing.
History, Religion & Spirituality.