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Conventional wisdom maintains that the differences between Islam and Christianity are irreconcila....
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Columbia University Press (first published October 6th 2004)
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المقالة الأولى تتحدث عن حضارة إسلامية مسيحية سارت على التوازٍ، ويفترض بأن هناك حضارة مسيحية في شرق أوروبا قامت بالتواز مع الحضارة الاسلامية في دمشق أو بغداد أو غيرها.
هذه المقالة جائت رداً على هنجتون وصراع الحضارات بإبراز فكرته تلك حول الحضارة الاسلامية المسيحية
مقالته كانت محاولة ربط أفكار غريبة وبالقوة لإثبات صحة افتراضه السابق وعبر بعض إيراد الأفكار الخاطئة أو الأخرى التي لم يهتم بإثبات صحتها التاريخية وهكذا ويبدو لي أن يفهم الاسلام كدين من خلال فهمه للمسيحية ولا يبدو له
Apr 09, 2013 Hamish rated it it was amazing
If you're interested in the relationship between "the west" (and in particular American foreign policy) and the Muslim world, this is mandatory reading.
Oct 07, 2015 Alaa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
قلبك طيب يا ريتشارد.
Sep 07, 2009 Andrew rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Middle East Studies nerds
I thought Bulliet brought up some good points, especially in rejection to Bernard Lewis' infamous "What went wrong." The fact of the matter is we need to honestly look at our own history before passing judgment on the Muslim world's current issues, and realize there's actually quite a bit of imitation running both ways. I'd recommend it as a quick read for people in Middle East Studies, but its probably not that relevant for many outside that sphere.
May 22, 2007 Racheal rated it liked it
Bulliet makes some incredibly interesting and very unique points in this book. The problem is that they are so disorganized and also that he tends to ramble on about the less interesting stuff too often. Still. Worth at least skimming for the few gems he offers on understanding Islamo-Christian relations.
May 09, 2007 sumaiyya rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who's interested in learning more about Islam's current authority crisis
So far the book is great. It's a little intense but portrays a very clear history of scholarship in Islam and parallels it with Christianity. It then discusses where things went awry and why we're in the current situation we are today. I'm not completely done yet but when I do I'll post something more thorough
Jan 09, 2010 sara rated it really liked it
some really interesting concepts...the later chapters are more interesting than the earlier ones....not the easiest, but short read
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Richard W. Bulliet is a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University who specializes in the history of Islamic society and institutions, the history of technology, and the history of the role of animals in human society.

Richard grew up in Illinois. He attended Harvard University, from which he received a BA in 1962 and a PhD in 1967.

Several of his books focus on Iran but deal also with the
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