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  1. Recognizing Islam (RLE Politics of Islam)

    An Anthropologist's Introduction

    By Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt,...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

    Edited by Anthony Reid, Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule (Dar-ul-Islam) or a state of war with the essentially illegitimate...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

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