Malise Ruthven, 1 August 1996
Show More Lords of the Lebanese Marches: Violence and Narrative in an Arab Society by Michael Gilsenan.
Tauris, 377 pp., £14.95, February 1996, 1 85043 099 3Show More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World edited by John L. Esposito.
Oxford, 480 pp., £295, June 1995, 0 19 506613 8Show More
Unfolding Islam by P.J. Stewart.
Garnet, 268 pp., £25, February 1995, 9780863721946Show More
Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion and Politics in the Middle East by Fred Halliday.
Tauris, 256 pp., £35, January 1996, 1 86064 004 4Show More
“... on the limited nature of the wars conducted by the Prophet of Islam in Unfolding Islam, P.J. Stewart writes: ‘If Islamic rules were followed today, much of modern warfare would be impossible, and terrorism would be unthinkable. There would be no attacks on civilians, no retaliation against innocent parties, no taking hostage of non-combatants, no ...”