Arab Civilization: Challenges and Responses: Studies in Honor of Dr. Constantine Zurayk

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SUNY Press, 1988 - History - 365 pages
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This book discusses Arab history, law, philosophy, politics, and literature, analyzing the challenges and responses aroused by the interaction between Western culture and the ancient and modern Arab cultures. It offers a wealth of information on the forces that have shaped Arab civilization and on several of the major figures who have contributed to its development. Some of the outstanding contributions include a comprehensive study of Dr. Zurayk as the advocate of rationalism in modern Arab thought by Hani A. Faris; a sober but challenging look at the use of Islamic history in our time by Muhsin Mahdi; an analysis of the expression of historicity in the Koran by Jacques Berque; an explanation of the concept of equity in Islamic law by Majid Khadduri; and the revelation of a Mamluk Magna Carta by Aziz Sourial Atiya.
 

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About the author (1988)

George N. Atiyeh is Head of the Near East Section of the Library of Congress.

Ibrahim M. Oweiss is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University.

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