Makoto Mizutani is an expert on Islamic and Middle Eastern affairs. He has published works in English, Arabic and Japanese. He is Academic Adviser to the Arabic and Islamic Institute in Tokyo, and holds a PhD in Middle East History from the University of Utah, USA.
Preface PROLOGUE INTRODUCTION Aim and Approach of this Study Outline of the Two Writers Their Works and Works on Them 2. AHMAD AMIN AND HIS TIME An Era of National Uprisings The Egyptian "Renaissance" and Its Aftermath A Rapid Shift Since the 1930s 3. HUSAYN AHMAD AMIN AND HIS TIME From Nasser to Sadat The Era of Mubarak Husayn Ahmad Amin's Milieu among Liberals 4. THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE THOUGHT OF AHMAD AND HUSAYN AMIN Paradigm Shift Fragile Optimism vs. Deep Sorrow Family as a Network 5. DISCUSSIONS OF ISLAM Religious Belief Islamic Studies Application of the Shari'a 6. DISCUSSIONS OF CIVILIZATION Western Civilization as a Challenge Easternism 7. DISCUSSIONS OF POLITICS Ahmad and Political Enlightenment Husayn and Islamic Radicalism A Shift in Balance 8. CONCLUSION From Father to Son: Microlevel and Macrolevel The Currents of Liberalism, Secularism and Democracy POSTSCRIPT APPENDIX: SELECTED WORKS OF AHMAD AMIN SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Index