124. Christopher De Bellaigue (2017)

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason


The Muslim world has often been accused of failing to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices. Acclaimed author Christopher de Bellaigue covers 200 turbulent years of Middle Eastern history to tell the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment.


 

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