The End of Modern History in the Middle East

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Bernard Lewis looks at the new era in the Middle East. With the departure of imperial powers, the region must now, on its own, resolve the political, economic, cultural, and societal problems that prevent it from accomplishing the next stage in the advance of civilization. There is enough in the traditional culture of Islam on the one hand and the modern experience of the Muslim peoples on the other, he explains, to provide the basis for an advance toward freedom in the true ...
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Overview

Bernard Lewis looks at the new era in the Middle East. With the departure of imperial powers, the region must now, on its own, resolve the political, economic, cultural, and societal problems that prevent it from accomplishing the next stage in the advance of civilization. There is enough in the traditional culture of Islam on the one hand and the modern experience of the Muslim peoples on the other, he explains, to provide the basis for an advance toward freedom in the true sense of that word.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817912949
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 5/9/2011
  • Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Lewis
Bernard Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University. A widely read expert on the Middle East, he is regarded as one of the West's leading scholars on the region. He has published numerous books; the most recent of which he coauthored with Buntzie Ellis Churchill, Islam: The Religion and the People.
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    1. Hometown:
      Princeton, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of London, 1936; Diplome des Etudes Semitiques, University of Paris, 1937; Ph.D., University of London,

Table of Contents

Foreword Fouad Ajami ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: The Historian's Vision: The Craft of Bernard Lewis Fouad Ajami xvii

Chapter One The End of Modern History in the Middle East 1

Chapter Two Propaganda in the Middle East 69

Chapter Three Iran: Haman or Cyrus? 133

Chapter Four The New Anti-Semitism First Religion, Then Race, Then What? 155

About the Author 177

About the Hoover Institution's Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order 178

Index 179

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