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Children of Abraham at War: The Clash of Messianic Militarisms

Price : $69.50
ISBN # : 9789350020807
Author : Talmiz Ahmad
pages: 482
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Aakar Books
Published : 2011

With religion-driven fanaticism on the rise in many parts of the world, Talmiz Ahmad's book tracing the roots of messianic militarisms and their impact on contemporary politics is well timed. The book is meticulously researched and even-handed in its critique of the three religious tendencies involved in the clash of messianic militarisms. Ahmad, besides being a seasoned diplomat, is also a scholar on Islam and West Asia...The book will be a valuable addition to university libraries and is a must-read for students of international politics. John Cherian, Frontline



As I finished reading the book, I thought of two other books Francis Fukuyama s The End of History and Samuel Huntington s The Clash of Civilizations. All three authors look for the big picture...Both Fukuyama and Huntington assume, without providing much corroborating evidence, the essential, inherent superiority of Western civilisation over others. Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad is refreshingly free from such an ego-centric predicament...In addition to being an industrious scholar, the author has spent most of his 35-year career in West Asia...Ahmad s historical narration of the genesis of the three militant Messianisms is of enduring value. K.P. Fabian, Business Standard



Ahmad s warning that the GWOT subsumes the clash of messianic militarisms, whose potential for conflict is unfathomable, has to be taken seriously because it is born out of painstaking research and an incisive analysis, and is informed by compelling logic. Lucidly written, and with an eye for detail, the book is a must read for students of comparative religions and international politics, and, more importantly, for the global citizenry, which needs to do all it can to avert the catastrophe an unchecked messianism would spell for the world. Atul Aneja, The Hindu



The narrative of the book manages to hold the attention of the reader to the last age...The sheer size of the data and information collected in this book makes it a must-have for those who are not only interested in the Middle East but also for those who would like to delve deeper into the causes of conflicts that abound. Gargee Chakravarty, Saudi Gazette

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 29 June, 2011.
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