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

  • Title: Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East
  • Author: Bernard Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780812695182
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Recent events have made an understanding of the turmoil in the Middle East 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 linkedRecent events have made an understanding of the turmoil in the Middle East 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.
    Islam in History Ideas People and Events in the Middle East Recent events have made an understanding of the turmoil in the Middle East important than ever In these essays Bernard Lewis a leading expert on Islam gives essential background on Middle Eastern c

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    1. I have my problems with Bernard Lewis, partly in content, partly in style.Content Lewis, as in all previous books of his, is preoccupied with Turkey, its history, its culture, its challenges He needs to present himself as a turkologist , for that is what he is His representation of Arab based Islam is negligent, and peripherial at best I can t resist the impression that Islam in all his titles is motivated by marketing, whereby his vast knowledge of Turkey should be his calling card.Positively i [...]

    2. It s so refreshing to read about a topic like this by a master of serious scholarship.The work is a bit disconnected it s an assortment of essays loosely focused around setting straight misconceptions about Islamic history And a fair amount of its sometimes dry, microscopic focus is of real interest to specialists only.However, part VIII New Events especially the pieces Behind the Rushdie Affair and The Middle East Crisis in Historical Perspective is so wonderfully insightful and thought provoki [...]

    3. excellent book and some very interesting different points of view on the Islamic empires over the last 1400 years there is a huge ottoman focus in this book but that may be understandable as that was the caliphate closest to our times therefore material available the book talks about lots of different subjects like the salman Rushdie incident, Khomeini in Iran, the economics demise of the ottomans and other reasons for its demise, Muslims in Spain, the relationships with Judaism and Christianit [...]

    4. A wonderful book, objective and analytical on sources of Islamic History Author does show a bit of biases in certain parts but overall its neutral.

    5. author s basic thesis is that islam is evil and that moslems are barbarians it s the standard orientalist claptrap.

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