The author, analyzing major social groups in this area, treats particularly the "new middle class," a group socially isolated from the traditional life of Islam and committed to a wide-ranging modernizing impulse.
Originally published in 1963.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- FOREWORD, pg. vii
- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, pg. xvii
- CONTENTS, pg. xxi
- PART I. THE LEGACY OF THE PAST AND THE CLAIMS OF THE PRESENT, pg. 1
- PART II. THE CHANGING STRUCTURE OF SOCIETY, pg. 39
- PART III. THE RANGE OF POLITICAL CHOICES, pg. 113
- PART IV. INSTRUMENTS OF POLITICAL MODERNIZATION, pg. 249
- PART V. THE COST AND CONSEQUENCES OF MIDDLE EASTERN CHOICES DOMESTICALLY, REGIONALLY, AND INTERNATIONALLY, pg. 349
- INDEX, pg. 421
- Backmatter, pg. 432