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Islam in European Thought - Albert Hourani

Islam in European Thought

Paperback Published: 2nd November 1992
ISBN: 9780521421201
Number Of Pages: 212

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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.

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'He 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 ... In these essays Hourani concentrates on how knowledge of Islam came to the West through the work of great orientalists such as Ignaz Goldziher, Hamilton Gibb, Louis Massignon, Jacques Berque and Marshall Hodgson ... Wise voices like Hourani's, uncontaminated by religiosity or lust for power, are especially needed at this time.' New Statesman and Society

Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Islam in European thoughtp. 7
Wednesday afternoons rememberedp. 61
Marshall Hodgson and the venture of Islamp. 74
Islamic history, Middle Eastern history, modern historyp. 90
T. E. Lawrence and Louis Massignonp. 116
In search of a new Andalusia: Jacques Berque and the Arabsp. 129
Culture and change: the Middle East in the eighteenth centuryp. 136
Bustani's encyclopaediap. 164
Sulaiman al-Bustani and the Iliadp. 174
Indexp. 188
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ISBN: 9780521421201
ISBN-10: 0521421209
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 2nd November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.15 x 14.07  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.28