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Middle East and the West ....

Bernard Lewis

Middle East and the West ....

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English


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This book calls attention to the socially constructed "Middle Eastern Other" and the sources of information people rely on while construction an understanding of the middle east. More importantly, this book highlights the fact that just as the West creates a social imaginary, they do the same to the West, forcing a westerner to admit that the Cited by: 7.

A comprehensive history from the world’s foremost authority on the Middle East. In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2, years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped by:   If you want to understand the contemporary Middle East, this is the place to begin.

Gilles Kepel’s book is a deeply insightful, empathetic, almost elegiac text that both explains how the region ended up in its present predicament and how it may find its way out of it. -- Odd Arne Westad, author of The Cold War: A World History/5(2). The Middle East and the West Harper Torchbooks, TB Volume of Harper torchbooks Harper torchbooks: Academy library: Author: Bernard Lewis: Publisher: Harper & Row, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Length: pages: Subjects.

This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life.

Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First, the book is co-authored by scholars from two different cultures (Middle East and West). The Middle East and the West: WWI and Beyond World War I completed the European takeover of the Ottoman Empire's territories in the Middle East, and the region's modern boundaries emerged.

NPR's Author: Mike Shuster. AWAY FROM CHAOS The Middle East and the Challenge to the West By Gilles Kepel. Inthe French political scientist Gilles Kepel was Author: Michael J. Totten. A number of our interviews deal with books on the role of Islam in the middle east.

Malise Ruthven looks at Islamism. Others look at Islamic militancy, the essence of Islam and Islam and modernity. Peter Adamson chooses his best books on Philosophy in the Islamic World. Others choose books that deal with conflicts in the Middle East.

Book Description. Why is the Middle East the only part of the world which has drawn the West into wars in the last thirty years. With a sequence of events sinceincluding the Six-Day War, the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, and the two Gulf wars, the Middle East has been the most important region of diplomacy, crisis, and controversy for the West.

Many books have been written about this period, though few are better than David Fromkin’s A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East (first published in ).

Already fierce rivalries among western powers were emerging, particularly between the British and the French, a theme brought to life in James Barr’s A Line.

With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive and now more-timely-than-ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Fully revised to cover the volatile developments of the last three decades, The Shaping of the Modern Middle East sheds light Cited by: This book provides a very detailed account of how Islam influence the Middle East from sixth century and how the West shape the recent picture of Middle East.

Readers may find the book focus much on Islam and a bit little of what happened regionally during Middle Age. It's also a good book on mental development of Middle East people/5. "Beautifully illustrated, extremely well researched, and extensively documented, this is a fascinating examination of the role played by architects, planners, and sometimes builders from the communist countries of Eastern Europe in the architecture of newly independent countries in Africa and the Middle East in the post–WW II era.

There certainly exist plenty of books on the subject "Why the West succeeded but not the Middle East" - this book, however, is one by a student and coworker of Avner Greif and Timur Kuran - both being the best experts in the economic history of the Middle East and especially the history of the divergence of Europe and the Middle East starting in the late middle ages/5(9).

Where the West Ends is a worthwhile read that strikes a nice balance between being informative and entertaining as Totten explores the Balkans, Middle East, Caucasus, and Black Sea regions. Simply pointing out their idiosyncracies in a travelogue would make for a worthwhile read, but the book is further enhanced (in general) with reflections Reviews: The Middle East and the West Volume of Harper Torchbooks Harper Torchbooks, TB Volume of Harper torchbooks: Academy library Indiana University international studies: Author: Bernard Lewis: Edition: reprint, revised: Publisher: Indiana University Press, Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

In this sleek and informative book, noted Middle East scholar Bernard Lewis examines the interaction between the Islamic world and the West. It's a fascinating and illuminating book.

At one time, the Muslim world was the richest, most powerful, and culturally advanced civilization on the planet/5(). The concept has been used in both "Eastern" and "Western" nations.

Japanese sinologist Tachibana Shiraki, in the s, wrote of the need to unify Asia—East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia but excluding Central Asia and the Middle East—and form a "New East" that might combine culturally in balancing against the West.

Japan continued to make much of the concept, known as Pan-Asianism. General. Geographically, the Middle East can be thought of as Western Asia with the addition of Egypt (which is the non-Maghreb region of Northern Africa) and with the exclusion of the Middle East was the first to experience a Neolithic Revolution (c.

the 10th millennium BC), as well as the first to enter the Bronze Age (c. – BC) and Iron Age (c. – BC). The Middle East Bedside Book is a collection of stories and information about the Middle East, edited by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir book was published in June by The Octagon Press.

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After all, for centuries following the spread of Islam, the Middle East. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lewis, Bernard. Middle East and the West. New York: Harper & Row, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book.

A remarkable feature of the wider Middle East over the past 15 years has been that the most radical instruments of change have been the US and its allies, such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. If you want to understand the contemporary Middle East, this is the place to begin.

Gilles Kepel’s book is a deeply insightful, empathetic, almost elegiac text that both explains how the region ended up in its present predicament and how it may find its way out of it.

Odd Arne Westad, author of. T he first takeaway from Gilles Kepel’s new book Away from Chaos is the immense complexity of Middle East politics. The second is the receding but still formidable danger of the region’s Islamists.

The third is the relative decline in importance of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The East Moves West details the growing interdependence of the Middle East and Asia and projects the likely ramifications of this evolving relationship. It also examines the role of Pakistan. In his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, Tolan also chose a single access point through which to tell the region’s complicated history.

In it, he. West and the Middle East. New York, Council on Foreign Relations [] (OCoLC) Online version: Campbell, John Coert, West and the Middle East. New York, Council on Foreign Relations [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /. In his new book, author Gilles Kepel, whom the New York Times called, “France’s most famous scholar of Islam,” offers a persuasive narrative of the long-term causes of tension, weaving together the various threads that run through Middle East politics and.

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This was a very interesting book that made me kept reading day and night. It gives an overview of almost all the problems that are happening in the Middle-east.

Interesteingly there is a map of the Middle-east, at the very last page of the book, which you can use to /5(7).

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The Middle East has probably been debating Western modernity longer than anywhere else, as many try to become modern without becoming Western. Since the sixteenth century, when British ships and trading companies sailed in, the region has become all too aware of Western superiority on the battlefield and in the marketplace.

Middle Easterners have busily adopted or rejected Western. Given the Western media’s incessant coverage of the Middle East, it is surprising that the plight of the region’s Christian minority – a million of whom have fled Iraq alone since Saddam’s fall – receives so little attention.

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