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

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Open Court Publishing, 2001 - 487 pages
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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 -- from its first expansion to its interpretation by Saddam Hussein and other extremists -- has always been inextricably linked to the Western world.
 

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ISLAM IN HISTORY: Ideas, People, And Events In The Middle East

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In this collection of essays, book reviews and occasional pieces, Lewis, eminent British historian and orientalist (his Emergence of Modern Turkey and The Arabs in History are scholarly staples ... Consulter l'avis complet

Islam in history: ideas, people, and events in the Middle East

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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 ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

The Study of Islam
11
Some English Travelers in the East
25
Muslim History and Historians
87
The Cult of Spain and the Turkish Romantics
129
Muslims and Jews
135
On the History and Geography of a Name
153
An Ode against the Jews
167
Turks and Tatars
187
The Significance of Heresy in Islam
275
The Revolutions in Early Islam
295
Islamic Concepts of Revolution 3 11
313
On Modern Arabic Political Terms
337
New Events
359
The Egyptian Murder Case
375
How Khomeini Made It
389
The Middle East Crisis in Historical Perspective
405

Ottoman Observers of Ottoman Decline
209
The Ottoman Empire and Its Aftermath
223
Corsairs in Iceland
239
History and Revolution
259
Notes
421
Sources
459
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Bernard Lewis was born in London, England on May 31, 1916. He graduated with honors in history from the School of Oriental Studies at the University of London in 1936 with special reference to the Middle East. In 1938, he was named an assistant lecturer at the University of London, where he received a Ph.D. the next year. In 1940, he was drafted into the British armed forces and assigned to the Army tank corps. He was soon transferred to intelligence. He taught at the University of London for 25 years. In 1974, he accepted joint appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and Princeton University. He also taught at Cornell from 1984 to 1990. He became an American citizen in 1982. He was a scholar of Middle Eastern history and a prolific writer. His books included The Emergence of Modern Turkey, What Went Wrong?: The Clash between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East, and From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East. Because he was considered an expert on interactions between the Christian and Islamic worlds, his view helped shape American foreign policy under President George W. Bush. He died on May 19, 2018 at the age of 101.

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