Europe and the Mystique of Islam

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I.B.Tauris, Nov 23, 2002 - History - 163 pages
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Since the time of the Crusades, Europeans have viewed Muslim culture and religion through the unique distorting lens of Orientalism, coloring all aspects of their perception and generating a curious blend of fascination and distrust. Maxime Rodinson presents the classic account of this relationship, in a history that is balanced and concise yet full of insight.
 

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Contents

Western Views of the Muslim World
3
The Middle Ages 3 Toward a Less Polemical Image
23
Coexistence and Reconciliation 31 From Coexistence
71
Toward a New Approach to Arab and Islamic Studies
83

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Maxime Rodinson is an historian, sociologist, and Middle East specialist.

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