Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Book - 1996
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Islamic peoples account for one-fifth of the world's population and yet there is widespread misunderstanding in the West about Islam. Francis Robinson and his team set out to address this, revealing with the help of sumptuous illustration, insight, and expertise, the complex and sometimes contrary nature of Muslim culture. As well as taking on the issues uppermost in everyone's minds, such as the role of religious and political fundamentalism, they demonstrate the importance of commerce, literacy and learning, Islamic art, the effects of immigration, exodus, and conquest, and the roots of current crises in the Middle East, Bosnia, and the Gulf. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the interaction between Islam and the West, from the first Latin translations of the Quran to the fatwa on Salman Rushdie, to dismantle our impression of Islam as a monolithic culture.
Publisher: Cambridge, England : Cambridge Univ. Press : 1996
ISBN: 9780521669931
9780521435109
0521435102
Branch Call Number: 956 C144r
Characteristics: 328p illus
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Francis, ed

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