Europe and the Mystique of Islam

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I.B.Tauris, Nov 23, 2002 - History - 163 pages
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For centuries the Islamic world has - by turns - been both reviled and admired in the West. Since the time of the Crusades, Europeans have viewed Muslim culture and religion through the unique distorting lens of Orientalism, colouring all aspects of their perception and generating a curious blend of fascination and distrust. Maxime Rodinson, the eminent French sociologist and scholar of Islam, presents his view of the Orientalist debate in this concise and balanced examination of the evolution of Europe's perception of Islam.
 

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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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