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Islam and the West is a well-written and erudite book, affording many important insights on the history of cultural interaction between Europe and the Middle East.

Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Islam and the West is a well-written and erudite book, affording many important insights on the history of cultural interaction between Europe and the Middle East. Demonstrate breadth and depth of scholarship and an ability to communicate with both specialists and nonspecialists. -Journal of Ecumenical Studies. A valuable collection of essays and topics for introductory graduate seminars on Middle East politics. -Sandra Halperin, University of Pittsburgh.

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Islam and the West book. The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Librarian Note: There is more than one author by this name in the Goodreads database.

Bernard Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus, at Princeton University.

In this collection of essays, Lewis (Professor Emeritus of Near East Studies, Princeton) is concerned with relations between the Islamic and European civilizations. Lewis, well known for his myriad. Bernard Lewis is the Cleveland E.

Bernard Lewis's book Islam and the West could not have come at a more opportune time to answer some of the nagging questions and myths about Islam. the author masterfully dwells on the biases and prejudices of both sides (Christian Europe and the Islamic world) which tend to put distance between the two worlds and civilizations. The book is an excellent contribution to the understanding of the complex world of Islam.

In Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis brings together in one volume eleven essays that indeed open doors to the .

In Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis brings together in one volume eleven essays that indeed open doors to the innermost domains of Islam. Lewis ranges far and wide in these essays. Everywhere in this book Mr. Lewis's commanding achievement is evident-his great learning, his deep knowledge of Arabic philology, his masterly acquaintance with the history and culture of the Middle East, and his intimate familiarity with the relations of East and West.

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The relationship between Islam and the West will be a defining feature of the 21st .

The relationship between Islam and the West will be a defining feature of the 21st century, particularly in the Middle East. Speaker: Professor Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University.

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Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," Bernard Lewis has been for half a century one of the West's foremost scholars of Islamic history and culture, the author of over two dozen books, most notably The Arabs in History, The Emergence of Modern Turkey, The Political Language of Islam, and The Muslim Discovery of Europe. Eminent French historian Robert Mantran has written of Lewis's work: "How could one resist being attracted to the books of an author who opens for you the doors of an unknown or misunderstood universe, who leads you within to its innermost domains: religion, ways of thinking, conceptions of power, culture--an author who upsets notions too often fixed, fallacious, or partisan." In Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis brings together in one volume eleven essays that indeed open doors to the innermost domains of Islam. Lewis ranges far and wide in these essays. He includes long pieces, such as his capsule history of the interaction--in war and peace, in commerce and culture--between Europe and its Islamic neighbors, and shorter ones, such as his deft study of the Arabic word watan and what its linguistic history reveals about the introduction of the idea of patriotism from the West. Lewis offers a revealing look at Edward Gibbon's portrait of Muhammad in Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (unlike previous writers, Gibbon saw the rise of Islam not as something separate and isolated, nor as a regrettable aberration from the onward march of the church, but simply as a part of human history); he offers a devastating critique of Edward Said's controversial book, Orientalism; and he gives an account of the impediments to translating from classic Arabic to other languages (the old dictionaries, for one, are packed with scribal errors, misreadings, false analogies, and etymological deductions that pay little attention to the evolution of the language). And he concludes with an astute commentary on the Islamic world today, examining revivalism, fundamentalism, the role of the Shi'a, and the larger question of religious co-existence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. A matchless guide to the background of Middle East conflicts today, Islam and the West presents the seasoned reflections of an eminent authority on one of the most intriguing and little understood regions in the world.
Snowseeker
This is a classic work on the subject of the centuries-old war between Islam and the West. According to Dr. Lewis, who has spent his career thinking and writing about the subject, what we all are living through now is just the latest phase of the conflict. As Dr. Lewis, a Professor at Princeton, is nearing the age of 100, he is no longer able to appear on TV and radio, a great loss to those of us who get their information from talking heads.

After reading this short book, you will understand that the military and cultural power of Islam reached its peak sometime around the 14th century and has since been in decline. Militarily, the Christian countries have dominated the Islamic countries (culminating with the defeat of the Turkish empire in WWI). Culturally, Islam has fallen centuries behind the West as measured by scientific and technical achievements. Zionism, which is a relatively new phenomenon, has played a small part in the conflict when placed in the perspective of history.

I read this book about 25 years ago and find it no less compelling as I re-read it today. It should be a textbook in every liberal arts curriculum and read by anyone who cannot for the life of them understand what drives the irrationalism, ideological chaos, and mass murder in the Islamic world.
catterpillar
Reading Islam and the West by Bernard Lewis is like taking a course at Princeton University and sitting at the feet of this marvelous professor!
Prorahun
Professor Lewis in top form as usual. Professor Lewis identifies the reality of the Middle East vs Edward Said's delusions and victimology. Professor Lewis, RIP.
Agalen
The first chapter of the book discusses the geopolitical relations between Islam and Europe, including an interesting treatment of Islamic law. However, the middle sections of the book are dedicated to very technical criticisms of other authors, some of whom wrote centuries ago, for their ignorance of arabic vocabulary, as well as reviews of earlier European books, some of which date back centuries, about Islam. The author is free with his criticisms of other writers whose knowledge of Arabic and Turkish clearly does not match his own. There is a chapter attacking the theory of "Orientalism" as propounded by the late Edward Said. Lewis and Said were free with their criticism of each other, and Lewis gives a full treatment of his side of the argument.
All of this material is fairly remote from what I expected from the title and summary, especially from a well-known expert on Middle Eastern history and culture.
Phain
Very informative. Exactly what I was looking for.
Nanecele
Prof Bernard Lewis is the pre-eminent authority on early history of Islam. He writes cogently and readably. Anyone wanting real facts about Islam should read this book
Arihelm
Having seen citations from this book again and again, I ordered it. This is a milestone in terms of containing very important details about Ottoman history. Should I recommend a book concerning to Western-Muslim relations, I would definitely say Islam and the West.
excellent background reference material
Islam and the West ebook
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Bernard Lewis
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Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 24, 1993)
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