Islam in European Thought

Islam in European Thought

by Albert Hourani, Hourani
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Cambridge University Press

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Islam in European Thought

This collection of essays focuses on the relation between European and Islamic thought and culture from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century. Albert Hourani explores the development of ideas about Islam in European thought and discusses the individual writers who played an important part in informing and communicating an image of Islamic history and civilisation. He also examines some of the reactions of the Islamic world to the powerful new ideas of European civilization including the first Arabic encyclopedia and translation of Homer.

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ISBN-13: 9780521421201
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Islam in European thought; 2. Wednesday afternoon remembered; 3. Marshall Hodgson and the venture of Islam; 4. Islamic history, Middle Eastern history, modern history; 5. T. E. Lawrence and Louis Massignon; 6. In search of a new Andalusia: Jacques Berque and the Arabs; 7. Culture and change: the Middle East in the eighteenth century; 8. Bustani's encylopaedia; 9. Sulaiman al-Bustani andThe Iliad.

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