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The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror
The great scholar of Islam directly confronts the events of September 11th and the reasons behind Islamic terrorism in the modern world - a Sunday Times bestseller. President Bush has made it clearExpand
The political language of Islam
  • B. Lewis
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1 June 1989
What does "jihad" really mean? What is the Muslim conception of law? What is Islam's stance toward unbelievers? Probing literary and historical sources, Bernard Lewis traces the development ofExpand
The Jews of Islam
  • B. Lewis
  • Political Science, History
  • 1 October 1986
Probing the Muslims' attitude toward Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in Islamic countries, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the fanaticalExpand
The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam
The Assassins is a comprehensive, readable, and authoritative account of history's first terrorists. An offshoot of the Ismaili Shi'ite sect of Islam, the Assassins were the first group to makeExpand
The Muslim Discovery of Europe
The eleventh-century Muslim world was a great civilization while Europe lay slumbering in the Dark Ages. Slowly, inevitably, Europe and Islam came together, through trade and war, crusade andExpand
The Multiple Identities of the Middle East
Most of the modern states of the Middle East are of recent origin, yet the region is the birthplace of three religions and many civilizations. Bernard Lewis, one of the world's most respectedExpand
The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years
As the Birthplace of three religions and many civilizations, the Middle East has for centuries been a center of knowledge and ideas, of techniques and commodities, and, at times, of military andExpand
Islam and the West.
The Arabs in History
List of Maps Introduction 1. Arabia Before Islam 2. Muhammad and the Rise of Islam 3. The Age of the Conquests 4. The Arab Kingdom 5. The Islamic Empire 6. 'The Revolt of Islam' 7. The Arabs inExpand
What went wrong? : the clash between Islam and modernity in the Middle East
For many centuries, Islam was the world's greatest, most open, most enlightened, most creative, most powerful civilisation. And then everything changed, as the previously despised West won victoryExpand
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