"Esposito has become one of the most prolific and effective interpreters of Islam to a broad audience."—Library Journal
"Among the flood of books that has appeared on Islam in the last few years it stands out for its breadth; its great merit is to offer an informed summary of Islamic resurgence. . . . Invaluable."—American Historical Review
"Should be required reading for all diplomats, analysts, and students of the contemporary Middle East."—American-Arab Affairs
John L. Esposito is Professor and Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. His other publications include The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?; Islam and Democracy (with John O. Voll); Islam: The Straight Path; and Women in Muslim Family Law (the latter also produced by Syracuse University Press).
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