Chapter Thirteen


Chapter thirteen considers Traditionalism in the contemporary Islamic world. 

  • Traditionalist influence in the Arab world is similar to that in the West, but in Iran and Turkey Traditionalism occupies a far more important position in public discourse than is the case elsewhere. 
  • The chapter ends with a consideration of the unusual and apparently paradoxical relationship between Traditionalism and radical Islamism in the Russian Federation , completing the biography of Gaydar Jamal, begun in the previous chapter.

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