Fathers and Sons

The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty in the Middle East

Authors: McMillan, M.

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This book traces the rise of the political dynasty in the Middle East and, in the process, provides the context for the current Arab uprising. The author shows that a father-to-son transfer of power has no basis in Islam, and yet the idea of dynastic power became entrenched in the Middle East.

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M. E. McMillan is a freelance translator.

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"M.E. McMillan gives us a new and challenging perspective on the long story of Islamic history and shows how the political ideas of the Prophet and his successors were subverted by the dynastic imperative. In doing so, in this lively and interesting book, she positions the 'Arab Spring' in the light of a long tradition of tension between openness and authoritarianism in Arab society." - Hugh Kennedy, SOAS, University of London, UK, author of The Great Arab Conquests (2007)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fathers and Sons
Book Subtitle
The Rise and Fall of Political Dynasty in the Middle East
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
M. E. McMillan
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29789-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137297891
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30811-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45584-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 211
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