Three Faces of Islam by Norman C. Rothman

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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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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published January 22, 2008 by BookSurge Publishing. 178 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality.

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Zeroing in on the struggle between religion and politics, Rothman carefully outlines the complex history of each country, moving from the Ottoman Empire’s Tulip Era to the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

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