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The Crisis Of Islam: Holy War Unholy Terror

By: Bernard Lewis

Price: $2.25

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 2003

Seller ID: 002547

ISBN: 0679642811

Condition: Very Good


Some highlighting. This is not a pity fest for Muslims. Lewis even-handedly explores the sources of Islamic antagonism toward the West while also explaining how a supposedly peace-worshipping religion could be so distorted by violent extremism. He notes that the American way of life—especially that of fulfillment through material gain and sexual freedom—is a direct threat to Islamic values (which is why night clubs—places where men and women publicly touch one another—are targets of bombings). But it is basic Western democracy that especially threatens Islamic extremists, notes Lewis,... View more info

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What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East

By: Bernard Lewis

Price: $2.05

Publisher: New York, NY, Perennial: 2003

Seller ID: 011616

ISBN: 0060516054

Condition: Good


For centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement -- the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed. The West won victory after victory, first on the battlefield and then in the marketplace. In this elegantly written volume, Bernard Lewis, a renowned authority an Islamic affairs, examines the anguished reaction of the Islamic world as it tried to make sense... View more info