Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East by Bernard LewisFaith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East

byBernard Lewis

Hardcover | May 7, 2010

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Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Hailed as "the world's foremost Islamic scholar" (Wall Street Journal ), as "a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world" (Baltimore Sun ), and as "the doyen of MiddleEastern studies" (New York Times ), Lewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted voice that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East. Now, Lewis has brought together writings on religion and government in the Middle East, so different than in the Western world. The collection includes previously unpublished writings, English originals of articles published before only in foreign languages, and an introduction to the book by Lewis.
Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His most recent books include From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East, The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, and What Went Wrong?, two of which were national bestsellers.
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Title:Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle EastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019514421X

ISBN - 13:9780195144215

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Table of Contents

ForewordPropaganda in the Middle EastDemocracy and Religion in the Middle EastPeace and Freedom in the Middle EastDemocracy, Legitimacy and Succession in the Middle EastEurope and IslamReligion and Politics in Islam and JudaismGender and the Clash of CivilizationsFreedom and Justice in the Modern Middle East

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"For more than four decades, Lewis has been one of the most respected scholars and prolific writers on the history and politics of the Middle East. In this compilation of more than 50 journal articles and essays, he displays the full range of his eloquence, knowledge, and insight regardingthis pivotal and volatile region." --Booklist