Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam


The late 20th century saw the emergence of an unexpected and extraordinary phenomenon culminating in a devastating onslaught on the West in 2001: Islamist political movements. Beginning in the early 1970s, militants revolted against the regimes in power across the Muslim world and exacerbated political conflicts internationally. Their jihad – or “Holy Struggle” – aimed to establish a global Islamic state based solely on a strict interpretation of the Qur'an. “Jihad” is a comprehensive attempt to follow the history and spread of this new political-religious phenomenon. Gilles Kepel has travelled throughout the Muslim world gathering documents, interviews and archival material inaccessible to most scholars.

Author: Gilles Kepel
ISBN: 9781860646843
Binding: Paperback, 464, Pages
Published Year: 2003
Language: English

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Weight 0.80 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.6 × 3.4 cm