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The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Bernard Lewis
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: March 2003
Audio Length: 4.75 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (997 ratings)
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In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining the impact of radical Wahhabi proselytizing, and Saudi oil money, on the rest of the Islamic world. The Crisis of Islam ranges widely through thirteen centuries of history, but in particular it charts the key events of the twentieth century leading up to the violent confrontations of today: the creation of the state of Israel, the Cold War, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and the September 11th attacks on the United States. While hostility toward the West has a long and varied history in the lands of Islam, its current concentration on America is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Brilliantly disentangling the crosscurrents of Middle Eastern history from the rhetoric of its manipulators, Bernard Lewis helps us understand the reasons for the increasingly dogmatic rejection of modernity by many in the Muslim world in favor of a return to a sacred past. Based on his George Polk Award-winning article for The New Yorker, The Crisis of Islam is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what Usama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so widely in the Islamic world.

About the Author: Bernard Lewis
 

Though you may know Bernard Lewis from the popular audiobooks What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror and Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian, Lewis is actually one of the most renowned History and Bios & Memoirs authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 3 audiobooks from Lewis on AudioBookStore.com, with the latest Bios & Memoirs title being: Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror was added to our catalog in 2003, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Lewis. Enjoy over 23 hours of audiobook listening from Lewis, among the 3 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy History books from Bernard Lewis. Lewis was born on May 31, 1916 in London, The United Kingdom. For more audiobooks and information on Bernard Lewis, please visit his page on AudiobookStore.com: Bernard Lewis audiobooks.

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