Christopher de Bellaigue – The Islamic Enlightenment, Mitchell Library, 18 March, 2017

christopher de bellaigue

christopher de bellaigue

18th Mar 2017  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

Christopher de Bellaigue’s book shows us how to look beyond sensationalist headlines to foster a genuine understanding of modern Islam and Muslim culture.
Christopher de Bellaigue – The Islamic Enlightenment

The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. Christopher de Bellaigue’s book tells the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment. It shows us how to look beyond sensationalist headlines to foster a genuine understanding of modern Islam and Muslim culture, and is essential reading for anyone engaged with the state of the world today.

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