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

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Alcove Press, 1973 - History - 349 pages
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User Review  - Sunny - Goodreads

excellent book and some very interesting different points of view on the Islamic empires over the last 1400 years! there is a huge ottoman focus in this book but that may be understandable as that was ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This book is more about historians than history so I had to skim over large sections of it. Read full review

Contents

The Study of Islam
11
Some English Travelers in the East
33
The Decolonization of History
51
Copyright

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About the author (1973)

Born in London, Bernard Lewis grew up in England. In 1974 he immigrated to the United States and eight years later became a U.S. citizen. A distinguished scholar of Middle Eastern history and a prolific writer, his education includes a diplome des etudes semitiques from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. from the University of London, where he taught for 25 years before coming to Princeton in 1974. Most recently he has served as professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. As a visiting professor, he lectured at a number of notable universities in Europe and the United States.

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