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Islamic imperialism : a history

Author: Efraim Karsh
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second revised editionView all editions and formats
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Rejecting the conventional Western interpretation of Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, the author contends that the region's experience is the culmination of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Efraim Karsh
ISBN: 9780300198171 0300198175
OCLC Number: 842322991
Description: 294 pages : map ; 20 cm
Contents: The warrior prophet --
The rise and fall of Islam's first empire --
The best of times, the worst of times --
The house of Islam and the house of war --
The last great Islamic empire --
The price of empire --
Mishandling the great game --
The rise of the Arab imperial dream --
An Arab Caesar --
A reckoning of sorts --
The tail that wags the dog --
Renewing the quest for Allah's empire --
Bin Laden's holy war.
Responsibility: Efraim Karsh.

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"In Islamic Imperialism Efraim Karsh argues for the existence of an Islamic imperial drive and traces it from Muhammad's time to current Islamist aggressions. One can hardly imagine a thesis with Read more...

 
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