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The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life

Lawrence Rosen


This book illuminates key aspects of Muslim life and how central tenets of that life are being challenged and culturally refashioned. Through a series of poignant tales—from the struggle by a group of friends against daily corruption to the contest over a saint's identity, from nostalgia for the departed Jews to Salman Rushdie's vision of doubt in a world of religious certainty—the book shows how a dazzling array of potential changes are occurring alongside deeply embedded continuity, a process it compares to a game of chess in which infinite variations of moves can be achieved while fundament ... More

Keywords: Islam, Judaism, Europe, Euro-Islam, marriage, Salman Rushdie, religious certainty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226726137
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226726144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Rosen, author

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