Today many people in the Muslim world have a negative attitude toward the governments of Western countries like the United States. Distrust of the West is not something that occurred in a short period of time, however. This book explores the history of contact between Muslims and the West in the 14 centuries since Islam was established, discussing the spread of Islamic influence into western Europe, the impact of the Crusades, the legacy of European colonialism, and the U.S. role in Muslim lands over the past 50 years.
Table of Contents
|Islam and the West||9|
|The Birth of Islam||13|
|The Expansion of Islam||25|
|Islamic and European Empires||49|
|U.S. Involvement in the Middle East||69|
|Islam and the West Today||93|