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Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Aziz al-Azmeh


This book provides a study of secularisation and secularism in the Arab World, between middle of the nineteenth century and the end of the twentieth. It approaches the its subject in the modern history of the Arab World as a set of historical changes which affected the regulation of social, political, religious and cultural order which permeated the concrete workings of society, rather than as an ideological discussion framed from the outset by the presumed opposition between Islam and secularism. The book traces social, institutional and cultural changes of a secularising character, the emerg ... More

Keywords: Secularism, Modernity, Religious Reform, Modern Arab History, Religion and Society, Arab Nationalism, The Modern State, Anti-Modernism, Emancipation of Women, Islamism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474447461
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aziz al-Azmeh, author
Central European University, Budapest