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Islam: Past, Present and Future

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In books which have inspired millions, Kung has worked tirelessly towards a new dialogue between cultures. Following bestselling volumes on Christianity and Judaism, Kung’s critically acclaimed guide to Islam is now available in paperback. A masterful overview of Islam’s 1,400-year history, Kung examines its fundamental beliefs and practices, outlines the major schools of thought, and surveys the positions of Islam on the urgent questions of the day.

Islam: Past, Present and Future

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Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

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This groundbreaking study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, Gatekeepers of the Past examines a system of knowledge that replaced the intellectual and methodological conventions of Islamic historiography only at the very end of the nineteenth century. Covering more than one hundred years of mostly unexamined historucal literature in Arabic, Yoav Di-Capua explores Egyptian historical thought, examines the careers of numerous critical historians, and traces this tradition’s uneasy relationship with colonial forms of knowledge as well as with the post-colonial state.

Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

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