Author: Bernard Lewis Retail Price: $19.99 Our Price: $17.99
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In this collection of essays, many of them previously unpublished in English, Bernard Lewis explores the vast common heritage shared by Islam and the West and investigates each side's perceptions of the other. In these pieces, Lewis examines the troubled relations between the two regions since the Middle Ages. He focuses on the impact of the West on the Middle East in modern times, and Islamic responses to Western dominance. He examines the resurgence of Islam and anti-Western sentiment in recent years and the vicissitudes of democratic institutions to take hold in the region, and in addition, offers a devastating critique of Edward Said's controversial book, Orientalism. A matchless guide to the background of Middle East conflicts today, Islam and the West presents the seasoned reflections of an eminent authority on one of the most intriguing and little understood regions in the world.