Trial of a Thousand Years: World Order and Islamism [NOOK Book]

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Charles Hill analyzes the refusal of the ideologues of pan-Islam to accept the boundaries and responsibilities of the order of states. He offers a historical perspective on the war of Islamism against the nation-state system, looking at changes in world order from the Thirty Years' War of the seventeenth century to Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979 to the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

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Overview

Charles Hill analyzes the refusal of the ideologues of pan-Islam to accept the boundaries and responsibilities of the order of states. He offers a historical perspective on the war of Islamism against the nation-state system, looking at changes in world order from the Thirty Years' War of the seventeenth century to Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979 to the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817913267
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2011
  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 166
  • Sales rank: 878,933
  • File size: 501 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Hill, a career minister in the U.S. Foreign Service, is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Hill was executive aide to former U.S. secretary of state George P. Shultz (1985–89) and served as special consultant on policy to the secretary-general of the United Nations from 1992 to 1996. He is also the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy and Senior Lecturer in International Studies and in Humanities at Yale University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Fouad Ajami ix

Prologue 3

On a Ship to Oman 3

On the Train to the Army-Navy Game 6

Chapter 1 Two World Orders 9

Christendom and Caliphate 11

Duality or Unity? 13

"The Turk" and "Oriental Despotism" 17

Three World-Historical Events 25

Chapter 2 The Modern Ordering Takes Shape 29

1648 30

The Enlightenment Views the Prophet 32

The Sick Man of Europe 38

Chapter 3 The Wars on World Order 49

The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars 49

The Taiping Rebellion, 1851-1866 52

The American Civil War and the Utah War 55

The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 59

The Great War 63

World War II: Imperial Japan and the Third Reich 69

The Cold War 76

The Indian Mutiny and the International System 83

Chapter 4 An Islamic Challenge Takes Shape 89

1979: Iran 89

1979: Saudi Arabia 91

1979: Pakistan 92

1979: Afghanistan 93

1979: Egypt 93

1979: Saddam's Iraq—Bonfire of the Pathologies 94

The Lost Decade of the 1990s 99

The Islamist War on World Order, Well Underway 103

Saddam Overthrown 106

Saddam's Strategy 109

Chapter 5 The Shock of Recognition 115

Centers of Gravity 121

Legal 123

Military 123

The State 126

Women 131

Democracy 134

Nuclear Weapons 138

Values 140

Chapter 6 In the Matter of Grand Strategy 145

Religion in World Order Revisited 153

Epilogue: On the Road to Oxiana 162

Bibliography 165

About the Author 171

About the Hoover Institution's Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order 173

Index 175

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  • Posted July 17, 2014

    Great Read

    Excellent overview of the eternal problem that is the Middle East. A great companion to the works of the legendary Middle Eastern expert, Dr. Bernard Lewis.

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