"In this book, Joas Wagemakers, one of the world’s leading scholars on contemporary Islamic movements, masterfully synthesizes the complex history and legacy of the Muslim Brotherhood in a way that is both comprehensive and concise. A tour de force."
Stéphane Lacroix, Associate Professor, Political Science, Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
"A world-leading scholar on Salafism, Islamism and Jihadism, Wagemakers has set out to write an accessible textbook on the Muslim Brotherhood movement for the broader audience, a task he very much succeeds in doing. This highly accessible and balanced account of one of the most important Islamist movements of today is a very welcome contribution to the library on contemporary Islamism. Lucid, eloquent, and packed with insight and astute reflections, this book offers the best available overview of the Muslim Brotherhood movement today."
Brynjar Lia, Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Oslo and author of The Muslim Brothers in Egypt, 1928-42 (Ithaca, 1998).
“Combining breadth and accuracy, this book is the most comprehensive and erudite overview of the Muslim Brotherhood’s history to date. Wagemakers masterfully condensed an impressive amount of material into an account that spans the Brotherhood’s many facets over one hundred years and across fifteen countries.”
Thomas Pierret, Senior Researcher, IREMAM, CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université