The Resource Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis

Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis

Label
Islam and the West
Title
Islam and the West
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Lewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis brings together in one volume eleven essays that indeed open doors to the innermost domains of Islam. Lewis ranges far and wide in these essays. He includes long pieces, such as his capsule history of the interaction--in war and peace, in commerce and culture--between Europe and its Islamic neighbors, and shorter ones, such as his deft study of the Arabic word watan and what its linguistic history reveals about the introduction of the idea of patriotism from the West. Lewis offers a revealing look at Edward Gibbon's portrait of Muhammad in Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (unlike previous writers, Gibbon saw the rise of Islam not as something separate and isolated, nor as a regrettable aberration from the onward march of the church, but simply as a part of human history); he offers a devastating critique of Edward Said's controversial book, Orientalism; and he gives an account of the impediments totranslating from classic Arabic to other languages (the old dictionaries, for one, are packed with scribal errors, misreadings, false analogies, and etymological deductions that pay little attention to the evolution of the language). And he concludes with an astute commentary on the Islamic world today, examining revivalism, fundamentalism, the role of the Shi'a, and the larger question of religious co-existence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. - Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Bernard
Dewey number
303.48/25604
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.2.E8
LC item number
L47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Europe
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
Label
Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Europe and Islam --- Legal and historical reflections on the position of Muslim populations under non-Muslim rule --- Translation from Arabic --- The Ottoman obsession --- Gibbon on Muhammad --- The question of Orientalism --- Other people's history --- The return of Islam --- The Shi'a in Islamic history --- Country and freedom --- Religious coexistance and secularism
Control code
ocm26552875
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780195076196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92026938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)26552875
Label
Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Europe and Islam --- Legal and historical reflections on the position of Muslim populations under non-Muslim rule --- Translation from Arabic --- The Ottoman obsession --- Gibbon on Muhammad --- The question of Orientalism --- Other people's history --- The return of Islam --- The Shi'a in Islamic history --- Country and freedom --- Religious coexistance and secularism
Control code
ocm26552875
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780195076196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92026938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)26552875

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