For centuries the Islamic world has, by turns, been both reviled and admired in the West. Since the time of the Crusades, Europeans have viewed Muslim culture and religion through the unique distorting lens of Orientalism, colouring all aspects of their perception and generating a curious blend of fascination and distrust. Historian, sociologist and Middle East specialist Maxime Rodinson presents an account of this relationship, in a history that is balanced and concise yet insightful.
About the Author
Maxime Rodinson is an eminent historian, sociologist and Middle East specialist whose classic account Muhammad is also published by I.B.Tauris.
- Contributor: Maxime Rodinson
- Imprint: I.B. Tauris
- ISBN13: 9781850431060
- Number of Pages: 192
- Packaged Dimensions: 140x200mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Release Date: 1988-12-31
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Maxime Rodinson is an eminent historian, sociologist and Middle East specialist whose classic account Muhammad is also published by I.B.Tauris.