A newly-published book by Cairo-based scholar Mark Sedgwick, “Against the Modern World”, is the history of one of the most important anti-modernist movements of the twentieth century. The Traditionalist movement, composed of a number of often secret and sometimes very influential religious groups in the West and in the Islamic world, affected the lives of many individuals and entered into both mainstream and radical political life in Italy and Russia. It also influenced the development of religious studies…
Mark Sedgwick, Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 368 pages. Just click on the title if you would like to know the price of this book and – if you want – order it from Amazon.
The interview with Mark Sedgwick was conducted by Jean-François Mayer. Additional information on
Sedgwick’s research and his book can be found on his website, Traditionalists.org.