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The Resource The crisis of Islam : holy war and unholy terror, Bernard Lewis

The crisis of Islam : holy war and unholy terror, Bernard Lewis

Label
The crisis of Islam : holy war and unholy terror
Title
The crisis of Islam
Title remainder
holy war and unholy terror
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Crisis of Islam ranges widely through thirteen centuries of history, but in particular it charts the key events of the twentieth century leading up to the violent confrontations of today: the creation of the state of Israel, the Cold War, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and the September 11 attacks on the United States."
  • "While hostility toward the West has a long and varied history in the lands of Islam, its current concentration on America is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Brilliantly disentangling the crosscurrents of Middle Eastern history from the rhetoric of its manipulators, Bernard Lewis helps us understand the reasons for the increasingly dogmatic rejection of modernity by many in the Muslim world in favor of a return to a sacred past. Based on his George Polk Award-winning article for The New Yorker, The Crisis of Islam is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what Usama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so widely in the Islamic world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKV3G
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Bernard
Dewey number
297.72
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jihad
  • Terrorism
  • War
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Jihad
  • Terrorism
  • War
Label
The crisis of Islam : holy war and unholy terror, Bernard Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Defining Islam -- II. The House of War -- III. From Crusaders to Imperialists -- IV. Discovering America -- V. Satan and the Soviets -- VI. Double Standards -- VII. A Failure of Modernity -- VIII. The Marriage of Saudi Power and Wahhabi Teaching -- IX. The Rise of Terrorism
Control code
1646698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780297645481
Lccn
2002045219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780297645481
  • (OCoLC)59332316
Label
The crisis of Islam : holy war and unholy terror, Bernard Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Defining Islam -- II. The House of War -- III. From Crusaders to Imperialists -- IV. Discovering America -- V. Satan and the Soviets -- VI. Double Standards -- VII. A Failure of Modernity -- VIII. The Marriage of Saudi Power and Wahhabi Teaching -- IX. The Rise of Terrorism
Control code
1646698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780297645481
Lccn
2002045219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780297645481
  • (OCoLC)59332316

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