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

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

by Bernard Lewis
     
 

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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 u from its first expansion to its interpretation by Saddam Hussein and other extremists u has always been inextricably

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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 u from its first expansion to its interpretation by Saddam Hussein and other extremists u has always been inextricably linked to the Western world.

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Library Journal
Lewis (Near Eastern studies, Emeritus, Princeton Univ.) is noted for his many valuable historical works on the Middle East. This revised and updated collection of historical essays (Alcove, 1973) adds commentary on more recent events such as Anwar Sadat's assassination, the Salman Rushdie controversy, Khomeini's rise to power, and the surprising support of Sadam Hussein by some Arab groups. Nineteen of the original 21 essays have been reworked and combined with 13 additional historical/historiographical essays focused on contemporary events. Lewis's lucid style brings a fresh perspective and understanding to scholar and casual reader alike. Highly recommended.-- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
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Published by Open Court Publishing Co., 407 South Dearborn, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60605. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812695182
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.03(d)

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