Beverley Milton-Edwards is a Professor in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast. She is the author of Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 (2014), Contemporary Politics in the Middle East (2011), and with Stephen Farrell Hamas (2010).
The book is a very useful and comprehensive introduction to one of the Middle East and North Africa's most influential and widespread socio-political movements. It includes extensive details concerning the Muslim Brotherhood's history and the histories of its national branches as well as insights into their future trajectories. Milton-Edward's volume is particularly well suited to classroom use, including by undergraduates. The individual chapters can also fairly easily be used independently of one another in university courses on Middle East politics, political Islam, and Middle East and North African history. Christopher Anzalone, ABD McGill University, Montreal - Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online