Islam and the West

Pages: 472
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Islam and the West

The Making of an Image

Norman Daniel

Explores the political and religious considerations behind the typically negative western views of Islam, examining Christian-Muslim interaction from medieval times to the modern world. This study is suitable for those who wish to gain a deeper insight into the complex relations between Christianity and Islam.
Paperback
9781851686568 (13 Jan 2009)
RRP £18.99 / US$27.95

The Book

This classic study by Norman Daniel explores the political and religious considerations behind distorted western views of Islam, examining Christian-Muslim interaction from medieval times to the modern world. First published over 30 years ago, the message within this great scholarly achievement is more relevant today than ever before. This timeless and accessible book should be of interest to students and for anyone wishing to gain a deeper insight into the complex relations between two of the world's greatest religions.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 472
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Norman Daniel was an eminent historian on the Middle Ages and intercultural relations. Educated at Queen's College, Oxford, and Edinburgh University, his other books include The Arabs and Medieval Europe; The Cultural Barrier; Heroes and Saracens and Islam: Past Influence and Future Challenges.

Reviews

"The importance of the late Norman Daniel's updated study… is as great now as it was when the first edition was published."

- The Times Literary Supplement

"Painstakingly thorough. Twenty Years after its first publication, Islam and the West remains the standard work on views of Christian polemicists towards Islam."

- Religious Studies Review

"Carefully researched. An important addition to public and academic libraries."

- Library Journal

"A justly celebrated account of the reaction to the Christian world to the phenomenon of Islam."

- Expository Times

"A monumental work of painstaking scholarship."

- Impact International