Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Fred Halliday, Hamza Alavi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Hanna Batatu
    Pages 112-132
  4. Marie-Christine Aulas
    Pages 133-166
  5. Michael Gilsenan
    Pages 167-190
  6. Teodor Shanin
    Pages 222-255
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-267

About this book


The rise of Arab nationalism and of militant Islam - most dramatically posed in the 1979 revolution in Iran - has made the role of ideology a central issue in modern Middle East politics. This book provides a broad-ranging comparative analysis of religious-political ideologies and casts new light on the conditions that produce them and enable them to prosper. It underlines both their independent force and their relationship to classes, state formation, social movements and the national and international economy.


emotion gender Generation identity Ideologie interaction migration Nation nationalism politics religion society sociology Tradition transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred Halliday
    • 1
  • Hamza Alavi
    • 2
  1. 1.London School of EconomicsUK
  2. 2.Graduate School of International StudiesUniversity of DenverUSA

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