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Mirror for the Muslim Prince
Islam and the Theory of Statecraft

Edited by Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Cloth $49.95s    |    978-0-8156-3289-4    |    2013

ebook 978-0-8156-5085-0

"It is a rare work indeed that tries to bring a range of perspectives in a diachronic analysis over space, time, and political theologies into a single volume. The success and achievement of Boroujerdi’s volume is to do precisely that and to collate contributions from some of the most acute and incisive scholars writing on issues relating to Islam and politics in contemporary, metropolitan academia."—American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

"A timely work, designed to show the great diversity in Muslim thinking about the political arena and good governance"—Journal of Islamic Studies

"This timely edited volume aims at broadening our understanding of the debates, disagreements, and questions pertaining to the problem of Islam and governance."—Journal of the American Oriental Society

"A valuable contribution to the study of Muslim political thought, past and contemporary."—Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies

"An exemplary edited collection. Nearly every chapter is superb, and the collection as a whole is even better....These contributors show that Persian political thought was not the foreign agent dooming Islam to decline that scholars, Islamists, and Salafists would have people believe. Highly recommended."—Choice

"Mirror for the Muslim Prince provides a fresh look at Islamic political thought. This volume brings together the work of eminent scholars on diverse debates in the Muslim world on the meaning of political authority and the values that ought to inform it. A welcome addition to the scholarship on Islamic studies."—Vali Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

"Professor Boroujerdi has gathered the leading scholars of our field to comment on a most important aspect of Islamic political thought which has hitherto been neglected. Anyone interested in Islam and government across the ages should read this book."—Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of History, Harvard University

  Mirror for the Muslim Prince

  Mehrzad Boroujerdi is associate professor of political science and director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Syracuse University. He is the author of Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism.

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6 x 9, 448 pages, notes, bibliography, index

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