Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East / Edition 2

Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East / Edition 2

by Bernard Lewis
     
 


Recent events have made an understanding of the turmoil in the Middle East more important than ever. In these essays, Bernard Lewis, a leading expert on Islam, gives essential background on Middle Eastern conflicts with the West and shows how Islam — from its first expansion to its interpretation by Saddam Hussein and other extremists — has always been… See more details below

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Recent events have made an understanding of the turmoil in the Middle East more important than ever. In these essays, Bernard Lewis, a leading expert on Islam, gives essential background on Middle Eastern conflicts with the West and shows how Islam — from its first expansion to its interpretation by Saddam Hussein and other extremists — has always been inextricably linked to the Western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812692174
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Edition description:
New, Revised
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IThe Western Approaches
1The Study of Islam3
2Some English Travelers in the East25
3The Decolonization of History43
4On Writing the Modern History of the Middle East49
5On Nationalism and Revolution61
6Slade on Turkey67
Pt. IIMuslim History and Historians
7Sources for the Economic History of the Middle East87
8In Search of Islam's Past103
9The Use by Muslim Historians of Non-Muslim Sources115
10The Cult of Spain and the Turkish Romantics129
Pt. IIIMuslims and Jews
11The Pro-Islamic Jews137
12Palestine: On the History and Geography of a Name153
13An Ode against the Jews167
14The Sultan, the King, and the Jewish Doctor175
Pt. IVTurks and Tatars
15The Mongols, the Turks, and the Muslim Polity189
16Ottoman Observers of Ottoman Decline209
17The Ottoman Empire and Its Aftermath223
18Ibn Khaldun in Turkey233
Pt. VIn Black and White
19Corsairs in Iceland239
20The Crows of the Arabs247
Pt. VIHistory and Revolution
21State and Society under Islam261
22The Significance of Heresy in Islam275
23The Revolutions in Early Islam295
24Islamic Concepts of Revolution311
Pt. VIINew Ideas
25The Idea of Freedom in Modern Islamic Political Thought323
26On Modern Arabic Political Terms337
27Islam and Development: The Revaluation of Values345
Pt. VIIINew Events
28Behind the Rushdie Affair361
29The Egyptian Murder Case375
30How Khomeini Made It389
31The Revolt of Islam397
32The Middle East Crisis in Historical Perspective405
Notes421
Sources459
Index463

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