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No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 25th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam
    Source: https://sshapirodesignandphoto.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Oxford University Press:

    Abdo provides a firsthand account of this peaceful movement, allowing its moderate leaders, street preachers, scholars, doctors, lawyers, men and women of all social classes to speak for themselves. Challenging Western stereotypes, she finds that this growing number of Islamists do not seek the violent overthrow of the government or a return to a medieval age. Instead, they believe their religious values are compatible with the demands of the modern world.

    Nothing groundbreaking here – just a solid cover. ITC Quorum supplies strong capitals that are worthy of a brief and powerful title. Although it was released in the 1970s, Quorum doesn’t feel overtly of its time, especially when avoiding the more obvious grooviness of its lowercase and heaviest weights. The near-monoline forms have an inscriptional quality, and a certain seriousness worthy of the subject, but avoid stereotypes or outdated pastiche. The only reference to traditional Islam is in the minimal border pattern and ornaments.

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