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Islam in history : ideas, people, and events in the Middle East /
Bernard Lewis.
New ed., rev. and exp.
Chicago : Open Court, 1993.
vii, 487 p.
0812692179 (pbk.) 0812692160
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Chicago : Open Court, 1993.
0812692179 (pbk.) 0812692160
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1993-06-15:
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 commentary on more recent events such as Anwar Sadat's assassination, the Salman Rushdie controversy, Khomeini's rise to power, and the surprising support of Sadam Hussein by some Arab groups. Nineteen of the original 21 essays have been reworked and combined with 13 additional historical/historiographical essays focused on contemporary events. Lewis's lucid style brings a fresh perspective and understanding to scholar and casual reader alike. Highly recommended.-- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
The Western Approaches
The Study of Islamp. 3
Some English Travelers in the Eastp. 25
The Decolonization of Historyp. 43
On Writing the Modern History of the Middle Eastp. 49
On Nationalism and Revolutionp. 61
Slade on Turkeyp. 67
Muslim History and Historians
Sources for the Economic History of the Middle Eastp. 87
In Search of Islam's Pastp. 103
The Use by Muslim Historians of Non-Muslim Sourcesp. 115
The Cult of Spain and the Turkish Romanticsp. 129
Muslims and Jews
The Pro-Islamic Jewsp. 137
Palestine: On the History and Geography of a Namep. 153
An Ode against the Jewsp. 167
The Sultan, the King, and the Jewish Doctorp. 175
Turks and Tatars
The Mongols, the Turks, and the Muslim Polityp. 189
Ottoman Observers of Ottoman Declinep. 209
The Ottoman Empire and Its Aftermathp. 223
Ibn Khaldun in Turkeyp. 233
In Black and White
Corsairs in Icelandp. 239
The Crows of the Arabsp. 247
History and Revolution
State and Society under Islamp. 261
The Significance of Heresy in Islamp. 275
The Revolutions in Early Islamp. 295
Islamic Concepts of Revolutionp. 311
New Ideas
The Idea of Freedom in Modern Islamic Political Thoughtp. 323
On Modern Arabic Political Termsp. 337
Islam and Development: The Revaluation of Valuesp. 345
New Events
Behind the Rushdie Affairp. 361
The Egyptian Murder Casep. 375
How Khomeini Made Itp. 389
The Revolt of Islamp. 397
The Middle East Crisis in Historical Perspectivep. 405
Notesp. 421
Sourcesp. 459
Indexp. 463
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