HAMAS: From Religious Salvation to Political Transformation - The Rise of Hamas in Palestinian Society

This study charts the rise of Hamas, considering in some detail its historical and political background as a movement and the social and economic background of the individuals within it. The national, regional and international factors affecting the growth of the movement are then examined and the methods it has employed to garner mass support and its relationship to other relevant forces studied. Being one of the first works published on Hamas, the book concludes with some predictions as to how the future of Hamas will affect the future of the Middle East and the prospects for peace in the region.

April 30, 1994
Dr. Hisham H. Ahmad