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Islam in European Thought [Paperback]

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Author Author : Hourani, Albert
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0521421209
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780521421201
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 212
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100213600

A collection of essays focusing on the relation between European and Islamic thought and culture from the late-eighteenth century to the twentieth century.Louis Massignon, H.A.R. Gibb, Marshall Hodgsons and T.E. Lawrence are discussed in a collection of essays that focuses on the relationship between European and Islamic thought and culture from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century.Louis Massignon, H.A.R. Gibb, Marshall Hodgsons and T.E. Lawrence are discussed in a collection of essays that focuses on the relationship between European and Islamic thought and culture from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century.This collection of essays focuses on the relation between European and Islamic thought and culture from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century. Albert Hourani explores the development of ideas about Islam in European thought and discusses the individual writers who played an important part in informing and communicating an image of Islamic history and civilisation. He also examines some of the reactions of the Islamic world to the powerful new ideas of European civilization including the first Arabic encyclopedia and translation of Homer.Introduction; 1. Islam in European thought; 2. Wednesday afternoon remembered; 3. Marshall Hodgson and the venture of Islam; 4. Islamic history, Middle Eastern history, modern history; 5. T. E. Lawrence and Louis Massignon; 6. In search of a new Andalusia: Jacques Berque and the Arabs; 7. Culture and change: the Middle East in the eighteenth century; 8. Bustani's encylopaedia; 9. Sulaiman al-Bustani andThe Iliad. [Hourani] has an understanding of both western and Arab-Muslim intellectual traditions unmatched in his generation. His writing is elegant and judicious, marked by a passionate concern to get as near to the truth as possible....Wise voices like Hourani's, uncontaminated by religiosity or lust for power, are especially needed at this time. New Statesman and Society The new collection of his essaysl

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