World Of Islam by Bernard LewisWorld Of Islam by Bernard Lewis

World Of Islam

byBernard Lewis

Paperback | April 7, 1992

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In spite of its astonishing impact upon the modern world, the civilization of Islam is still "Terra Incognita" for many in the West. The thirteen contributors to this volume, all eminent specialists, aim to remedy that situation. Islam itself, and the peoples who accepted it, come first in the story. The central area and period of Islamic greatness - the Middle East and North Africa from the advent of Islam in the seventh century to the aftermath of the Mongol conquests in the thirteenth - produced a culture of extraordinary depth, variety and richness. Art, social life, trade, mysticism, literature, music, science and warfare all developed uniquely Islamic forms; all are fully considered and lavishly illustrated.
Bernard Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University and is the author of The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; The Emergence of Modern Turkey; The Arabs in History; and What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Ea...
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Title:World Of IslamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 12 × 8.75 × 1.15 inPublished:April 7, 1992Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0500276242

ISBN - 13:9780500276242

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In spite if its astonishing impact upon the modern world, the civilization of Islam is still Terra Incognita for many in the West. The thirteen contributors to this volume, all eminent specialists, aim to remedy that situation. Islam itself, and the peoples who accepted it, come first in the story.