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Title:The Islamic movement in North Africa
Authors:Burgat, FrançoisISNI
Dowell, WilliamISNI
Series:Middle East monographs
City of publisher:Austin
Publisher:Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas
Geographic terms:Maghreb
Islamic movements
Abstract:This book, originally published in French in 1988, but updated to include events in Algeria through 1992, examines the Islamic movement in North Africa. The authors especially concentrate on Algeria and Tunisia with observations on the rest of North Africa, and provide the reader with an opportunity to see Islamic discourse at close range. Their interviews with Muslim leaders, translations from the press, from sermons and speeches and from local media accounts reveal the diversity and complexity of political and economic considerations, couched in religious argumentation. The work is the result of research conducted between 1984 and 1988 and contains information on, amongst others, terminology (Islamism, fundamentalism, integrism, Arabism, Muslim Brothers, Khomeinism); Islamism as the language of political reaction to Western cultural domination; Islamists between theocratic violence and democracy. The last four chapters are case studies of, respectively, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.