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Synopsis:

The Muslim world is tremendously rich and diverse, yet few Westerners are familiar with the writings and teachings of a culture that is at the forefront of world events. In their insightful anthology The Middle East and Islamic World Reader, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today.

With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. The anthology spans the distance from Tunisia to India through writings by such key figures as the early Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun, Turkish founding father Kemal Ataturk, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, and the Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini. The readings chart the effects of the Islamic worlds interactions with outsiders—from the invasions of Central Asian nomads and crusading Europeans in the Middle Ages, to European colonization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—as well as its own internal evolution, through accounts of peasants, urban workers, and the experience of Muslim women.

This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand.

Praise for The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

“Ambitious. . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning US foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice

“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology. . . . The bulk of the book focuses on the complex response of the Islamic world to modernity and Western hegemony. . . . The editors own ample introductory material places each selection in its historical and political context, and by itself constitutes a stimulating guide to the subject.”—Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today.

With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals.

This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802145772
Author:
Gettleman, Marvin E.
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Schaar, Stuart
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Islam » General

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"Synopsis" by ,
The Muslim world is tremendously rich and diverse, yet few Westerners are familiar with the writings and teachings of a culture that is at the forefront of world events. In their insightful anthology The Middle East and Islamic World Reader, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today.

With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. The anthology spans the distance from Tunisia to India through writings by such key figures as the early Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun, Turkish founding father Kemal Ataturk, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, and the Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini. The readings chart the effects of the Islamic worlds interactions with outsiders—from the invasions of Central Asian nomads and crusading Europeans in the Middle Ages, to European colonization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—as well as its own internal evolution, through accounts of peasants, urban workers, and the experience of Muslim women.

This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand.

Praise for The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

“Ambitious. . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning US foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice

“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology. . . . The bulk of the book focuses on the complex response of the Islamic world to modernity and Western hegemony. . . . The editors own ample introductory material places each selection in its historical and political context, and by itself constitutes a stimulating guide to the subject.”—Publishers Weekly

"Synopsis" by ,
In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today.

With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals.

This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand.

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