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Published: 08 February 2007

176 Pages | 16 b/w illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780199212705

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Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

Malise Ruthven

Very Short Introductions

  • An up-to-date analysis: exposing the real nature of fundamentalism right up to and beyond the London bombings of the 7th July 2005
  • Charts the development of fundamentalist movements from 1920s America to today's terrorist threats
  • Investigates the many different forms of fundamentalist belief, both religious and secular, and the political and terrorist activities that often result
  • Takes a critical view of the burgeoning literature on modern religious fundamentalism
  • Malise Ruthven is a leading commentator on Islam
  • Uses a broad range of examples: USA, Middle East, Ireland, SE Asia, Africa, Germany