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Europe and the mystique of Islam

Author: Maxime Rodinson; Roger Veinus
Publisher: Seattle : Distributed by University of Washington Press, ©1987.
Series: Near Eastern studies, University of Washington, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the time of the Crusades, Europeans have viewed Muslim culture and religion through the unique distorting lens of Orientalism, coloring all aspects of their perception and generating a curious blend of fascination and distrust. Maxime Rodinson presents the classic account of this relationship, in a history that is balanced and concise yet full of insight.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxime Rodinson; Roger Veinus
ISBN: 0295964855 9780295964850
OCLC Number: 14933101
Language Note: Translation of: La Fascination de l'Islam.
Description: xv, 163 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the English Edition ----
Part I. Western Views of the Muslim World. 1. The Middle Ages ---
2. Towards a Less Polemical Image ---
3. Coexistence and Reconciliation ---
4. From Coexistence to Objectivity ---
5. The Birth of Orientalism ---
6. The Enlightenment ---
7. The Nineteenth Century ---
8. Challenges to Eurocentrism ----
Part II. Towards a New Approach to Arab and Islamic Studies. 9. Traditional Orientalism in the Past ---
10. The Present Crisis and Current Problems ---
11. The Present State of the Craft ---
12. The Continuance of the Past Impetus ---
13. Theologocentrism in Scholarship ---
14. New Fields and Disciplines ---
15. Regional Influences in Islamic Studies ---
16. The Modalities of Future Progress ---
17. Proposals for Future Study.
Series Title: Near Eastern studies, University of Washington, no. 4.
Other Titles: Fascination de l'Islam.
Responsibility: Maxime Rodinson ; translated by Roger Veinus.

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Since the time of the Crusades, Europeans have viewed Muslim culture and religion through the unique distorting lens of Orientalism, coloring all aspects of their perception and generating a curious blend of fascination and distrust. Maxime Rodinson presents the classic account of this relationship, in a history that is balanced and concise yet full of insight.

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