Islam in History Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East
New Edition, Revised And Expanded
By Bernard Lewis
Paperback 487 Pages
ISBN : 0812695186
Publisher : Open Court Publishing
About The Book
From secular-minded autocrats like Saddam Hussein to religious fundamentalists like Osama bin Laden, powerful voices in the Islamic world have been united by a fierce hatred of the West.
If we want to know why they think the way they do, we have to understand the history of Islam and its continuous interactions with the West. This masterly collection of essays by a leading expert on Islam and the Middle East ranges over the whole sweep of Islamic history and Western attempts to comprehend it.
About The Author
Bernard Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, is considered the leading expert on Islam in the West.
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