Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East
Recent events have made an understanding of the turmoil in the Middle East more important than ever. In these essays, Bernard Lewis, a leading expert on Islam, gives essential background on Middle Eastern conflicts with the West and shows how Islam -- from its first expansion to its interpretation by Saddam Hussein and other extremists -- has always been inextricably linked to the Western world.
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ISLAM IN HISTORY: Ideas, People, And Events In The Middle EastUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
In this collection of essays, book reviews and occasional pieces, Lewis, eminent British historian and orientalist (his Emergence of Modern Turkey and The Arabs in History are scholarly staples ... Read full review
Islam in history: ideas, people, and events in the Middle EastUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Lewis (Near Eastern studies, Emeritus, Princeton Univ.) is noted for his many valuable historical works on the Middle East. This revised and updated collection of historical essays (Alcove, 1973) adds ... Read full review