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Islam in history : ideas, people, and events in the Middle East

Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This collection of essays ... gives essential background on present Middle Eastern conflicts with the West, and how this religion, from its first expansion to the exploits of Saddam Hussein, has been fatefully involved with the Western world.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Lewis
OCLC Number: 174120253
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : Open Court, 2001, ©1993. 2nd ed., New ed., revised and expanded.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Western approaches: Study of Islam; Some English travelers in the East; Decolonization of history; On writing the modern history of the Middle East; On nationalism and revolution; Slade on Turkey --
Muslim history and historians: Sources for the economic history of the Middle East; In search of Islam's past; Use of Muslim historians of non-Muslim sources; Cult of Spain and the Turkish romantics --
Muslims and Jews: Pro-Islamic Jews; Palestine, on the history and geography of a name; Ode against the Jews; Sultan, the king, and the Jewish doctor --
Turks and Tatars: Mongols, the Turks, and the Muslim policy; Ottoman observers of Ottoman decline; Ottoman empire and its aftermath; Ibn Khaldun in Turkey --
In black and white: Cosairs in Iceland; Crows of the Arabs --
History and revolution: State and society under Islam; Significance of heresy in Islam; Revolutions in early Islam; Islamic concepts of revolution --
New ideas: Idea of freedom in modern Islamic political thought; On modern Arabic political terms; Islam and development, the revaluation of values --
New events: Behind the Rushdie affair; Egyptian murder case; How Khomeni made it; Revolt of Islam; Middle East crisis in historical perspective.
Responsibility: Bernard Lewis.

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