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New Texts Out Now: Henri Lauzière, The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

Henri Lauzière, The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Henri Lauzière (HL): I wrote the book in an attempt to solve a nagging problem in Islamic intellectual history. For the last three decades or so, scholars who sought to define and tell the story of Salafism always faced something of a paradox. On the one hand, a lot of the secondary literature tells us ...

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Henri Lauzière is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from Georgetown University in 2008 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the study of the Middle East since the First World War at Princeton University. His research interests lie at the intersection of Islamic intellectual history and the modern political history of the Arab world, including North Africa. He is the author of The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press, 2016), and has published articles on modern Islamic thought in The International Journal of Middle East Studies and Die Welt des Islams.