This collection offers a political analysis of religious radicalism in the Greater Middle East - comprising the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. The contributors present various conceptual perspectives including international relations, Middle East studies and political sociology.
Contemporary Review, July 1997
"This insightful, well-documented anthology clearly identifies the common thread and threat of religious extremism affecting the entire Middle East … The reader will find much food for thought here and a welcome antidote to the all too frequent sensationalism of simplistic media coverage … The book is not only topical and up to date but embodies in its fourteen portrait studies all the fundamental elements of the cultural geography and history of the Middle East."
Times Literary Supplement, 30 May 1997
Journal of Palestine Studies - Summer 1998 - Reviewed by Norbert Scholz
"This collection offers a refreshing antidote to populist notions about the existence of a "fundamentalist internationale".
Orbis, Fall 98
Political Studies- " This interesting and useful study examines the nature of religious fundamentalism in the Greater Middle East"
ISRAFAX, Vol. XI, No. 220, Nov. 1999
"The subjects analyzed in this book are unique in many ways … This collection provides comprehwensive political analysis of religious radicalism in the Greater Middle East - including Central Asia and North America - which is invaluable to scholars, policymakers and lay people alike."
Ethnic Conflict Research Digest
"A worthwhile collection that contains a good deal of material and insight for those interested in the contemporary Middle East and Central Asia."