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Islam and the West, a historical cultural survey.

Author: Philip K Hitti
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [©1962]
Series: Anvil original.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitti, Philip Khuri, 1886-1978.
Islam and the West.
Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [c1962]
(OCoLC)588824905
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Hitti
OCLC Number: 783587
Description: 192 p. 19 cm.
Contents: PART I. Islam and the west --
Islam the religion --
Islam the state --
Islam the culture --
Islam in western literature --
The east goes west --
The west goes east: crusades to madates --
Modernization --
PART II. Selected readings --
Excerpts from the Koran --
The first surah of the Koran --
Samples of Hadith --
The conquest of Syria --
Syrians welcome Arabian invaders --
Treaties with conquered cities --
Bidpai fables --
Oldest scientific description of smallpox --
A seeker after God --
A Sufi woman saint --
Sufi trend in the direction of pantheism --
Specimens of Al-Rumi's poems --
an assembly of Al-Hariri --
Tawaddud: an Arabian night story --
An early Christian apology and attack on Islam --
Apollo among gods of the Sarecens --
Counsels and stories from Sadi --
Sample stories and a poem from Hafiz --
Prelude to a Persian love story --
The west in eastern geography --
A medieval Arab historian's view of the west --
North Europeans ranked low in the list of categories of nations --
Crusaders as viewed by a Moslem --
A clearer Arab understanding of western geography --
Moslem Cordova as viewed by a German nun --
An original philosophic romance with evolutionary theory --
Illustrations of Moslem theosophy and pantheism --
The decisive battle of Hattīn --
Arab culture's superiority to the crusaders'.
Series Title: Anvil original.

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