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Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 24, 2002)
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for lots of centuries, the realm of Islam was once within the vanguard of human achievement--the superior army and fiscal strength on the earth, the chief within the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a distant land past its northwestern frontier, used to be visible as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there has been not anything to benefit or to worry. after which every little thing replaced, because the formerly despised West gained victory after victory, first within the battlefield and undefined, then in virtually each point of public or even deepest existence. during this interesting quantity, Bernard Lewis examines the anguished response of the Islamic global because it attempted to appreciate why issues had changed--how they'd been overtaken, overshadowed, and to an expanding quantity ruled by way of the West. Lewis offers a desirable portrait of a tradition in turmoil. He indicates how the center East grew to become its cognizance to figuring out ecu weaponry and army strategies, trade and undefined, govt and international relations, schooling and tradition. Lewis highlights the amazing changes among the Western and center jap cultures from the 18th to the twentieth centuries via thought-provoking comparisons of things like Christianity and Islam, song and the humanities, the location of girls, secularism and the civil society, the clock and the calendar. Hailed within the manhattan instances e-book evaluate as "the doyen of heart japanese studies," Bernard Lewis is among the West's most desirable specialists on Islamic background and tradition. during this amazing quantity, he deals an incisive examine the old courting among the center East and Europe.