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The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization / Edition 1

The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization / Edition 1

by Richard Bulliet
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ISBN-13: 9780231127974
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,238,743
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former director of the Middle East Institute and executive secretary of the Middle East Studies Association, he is the author of Islam: The View from the Edge, The Camel and The Wheel, and editor of The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Islamo-Christian Civilization
Chapter 2. What Went On?
Chapter 3. Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
Chapter 4. The Edge of the Future
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Mustapha Tlili

Only a historian as great as Richard Bulliet could offer such new daring insights into the Islamic-Christian encounter. After this book, it will no longer be possible to consider with any degree of seriousness the pop philosophy of a "clash of civilizations." All those who care about the future of the Muslim world-US relationship will do well to read this brilliant book.

Bruce B. Lawrence

Though Islamo-Christian civilization may be a neologism, it is a creative key term that this book will make into a household word. Since 9/11 Americans have been subjected to a relentless parade of experts, from missionaries to historians to special interest advocates, all of whom warn about the difference and danger of Islam. Richard Bulliet reveals the flimsiness of their arguments. Against Samuel Huntington's "clash of civilizations" and Bernard Lewis's "What Went Wrong?," Bulliet sees a future in which the screeds of American Islamophobes and the violent dreams of Muslim extremists both are eclipsed by respect and popular following for leaders of tolerant and peaceful conscience. They are the key to our collective future as members of Islamo-Christian civilization.

Bruce B. Lawrence, Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University

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