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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Review: Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle EastUser Review - Sunny - Goodreads
excellent book and some very interesting different points of view on the Islamic empires over the last 1400 years! there is a huge ottoman focus in this book but that may be understandable as that was ... Read full review
Review: Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle EastUser Review - David - Goodreads
This book is more about historians than history so I had to skim over large sections of it. Read full review