The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason 1798 to Modern Times

The Islamic Enlightenment

By Christopher de Bellaigue. Presents an account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Shows how Middle Eastern areas have long welcomed modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from seclusion, and the development of democracy and how the violence of a small minority is a tragic reaction to these modernizing trends. Read more.