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Hizb Ut Tahrir: The Untold History of the Liberation Party [Hardcover]

Reza Pankhurst

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15 Jan 2015 1849044031 978-1849044035
Although Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international pan-Islamic political party, regularly holds conferences from Jakarta to Ramallah attended by tens of thousands of people, little is known about the organisation, which was founded in 1953, beyond generalities and conjecture. Its members are repeatedly arrested in Russia, Central Asia, Turkey and across the Middle East, and since the Arab uprisings it has emerged as an influential political actor in Tunisia, has a growing profile in Egypt, and is making a visible impact in the Syrian revolution. It is also paradoxically often dismissed as inconsequential despite its call for the implementation of Islam and the establishment of a universal caliphate across the Muslim world. Hizb ut-Tahrir: The Untold History of the Liberation Party uncovers the history of the global Islamic political party, based upon a diverse array of archival research, internal documents, multiple interviews and other sources to build an authoritative account of the party as told from inside and out. From coup attempts in Jordan, sending delegations to meet Sadat, al-Gaddafi and Khomeini, and the execution of hundreds of its members in Libya and Iraq, Pankhurst's book blends political, intellectual and personal history, moving from global, regional and local perspectives.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co (Publishers)Ltd (15 Jan 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849044031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849044035
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,447,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reza Pankhurst is a political scientist and historian, specialising in the Middle East and Islamic movements. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics, where he previously completed his MA in the history of international relations. He is the author of The Inevitable Caliphate? A History of the Struggle for Global Islamic Union, 1924 to the Present, also available from Hurst.

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