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Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic

Éditeur : I.B.Tauris Date & Lieu : 1993, London & New York
Préface : Pages : 190
Traduction : ISBN : 1-85043-778-5
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 140x215mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Abr. Kho. N° 482Thème : Général

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Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic

Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic

Ervand Abrahamian


The slippery label of fundamentalist has been thrown at Khomeini so often that it has stuck—so much so that his own supporters in Iran, finding no equivalent in Persian or Arabic, have proudly coined a new word, bonyadegar, by translating literally the English term “fundamental-ist.” This is especially ironic since the same individuals never tire of denouncing their opponents as el-teqati (eclectic) and gharbzadeh (contaminated with Western diseases). Despite the widespread use of the label, I would like to argue that the transference of a term invented by early twentieth-century Protestants in North America to a political movement in the contemporary Middle East is not only confusing but also misleading and even downright wrong, for the following reasons.
First, if fundamentalism means the acceptance of one’s scriptural text as free of human error, then all Muslim believers would have ...


Ervand Abrahamian

Essays on the Islamic Republic


I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd Publishers
Essays on the Islamic Republic
Ervand Abrahamian

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