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

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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.

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BERNARD LEWIS is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University, the author of many books, and is internationally recognized as the greatest historian of the Middle East.BUNTZIE ELLIS CHURCHILL served for twenty-three years as president of the World Affairs Council of Philadephia and for a decade hosted the daily radio show World Views.
Published April 15, 2011 by Open Court. 502 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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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) demonstrates his erudition and linguistic versatility on subjects ranging from the Mongol invasions to...

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