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What went wrong? : Western impact and Middle Eastern response, Bernard Lewis

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What went wrong? : Western impact and Middle Eastern response
Title
What went wrong?
Title remainder
Western impact and Middle Eastern response
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Bernard Lewis
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For many centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement - the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed, as the previously despised West won victory after victory, first on the battlefield and in the marketplace, then in almost every aspect of public and even private life." "In this volume, Bernard Lewis examines the anguished reaction of the Islamic world as it tried to understand why things had changed, how they had been overtaken, overshadowed, and to an increasing extent dominated by the West. Lewis provides a fascinating portrait of a culture in turmoil. He shows how the Middle East turned its attention to understanding European weaponry and military tactics, commerce and industry, government and diplomacy, education and culture. He describes how some Middle Easterners fastened blame on a series of scapegoats, both external and internal, while others asked, not "who did this to us?" but rather "where did we go wrong?" and, as a natural consequence, "how do we put it right?" Lewis highlights the striking differences between the Western and Middle Eastern cultures from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries with thought-provoking comparisons of such things as Christianity and Islam, music and the arts, the position of women, secularism and the civil society, the clock and the calendar."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Explores the historical relationship between Europe and the Middle East, examining how the Islamic world came to be dominated by the West and discussing the differences between the two cultures from the 18th century to the 20th century
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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158383
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956/.015
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS62.4
LC item number
.L488 2002
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1370
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Western impact and Middle Eastern response
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What went wrong? : Western impact and Middle Eastern response, Bernard Lewis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The lessons of the battlefield -- The quest for wealth and power -- Social and cultural barriers -- Modernization and social equality -- Secularism and the civil society -- Time, space, and modernity -- Aspects of cultural change
Control code
2044632
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780195144208
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036214
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47101073
  • (OCoLC)47101073
Label
What went wrong? : Western impact and Middle Eastern response, Bernard Lewis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The lessons of the battlefield -- The quest for wealth and power -- Social and cultural barriers -- Modernization and social equality -- Secularism and the civil society -- Time, space, and modernity -- Aspects of cultural change
Control code
2044632
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780195144208
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036214
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47101073
  • (OCoLC)47101073

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