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Islamic imperialism : a history

Author: Efraim Karsh
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams. So argues Efraim Karsh in this provocative book. Rejecting the conventional Western interpretation of Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, Karsh contends that the region's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Efraim Karsh
ISBN: 0300106033 9780300106039 0300122632 9780300122633
OCLC Number: 62408708
Description: 276 pages : maps ; 25 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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Explores the history of Islam's imperialism and the persistence of the Ottoman imperialist dream that outlasted World War I to haunt Islamic and Middle Eastern politics. The author says that  Read more...

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List of Maps ix Introduction 1 1. The Warrior Prophet 9 2. The Rise and Fall of Islam's First Empire 21 3. The Best of Times, the Worst of Times 40 4. The House of Islam and the House of War 62 5. The Last Great Islamic Empire 84 6. The Price of Empire 104 7. Mishandling the Great Game 114 8. The Rise of the Arab Imperial Dream 127 9. An Arab Caesar 144 10. A Reckoning of Sorts 165 11. The Tail That Wags the Dog 186 12. Renewing the Quest for Allah's Empire 207 13. Bin Laden's Holy War 220 Epilogue 229 Notes 235 Index 265

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