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What Went Wrong?

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"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.

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What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East
January 7, 2003, Harper Perennial
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What went wrong?: the clash between Islam and modernity in the Middle East
2003, Perennial
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What Went Wrong?
2003, Oxford University Press
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What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East
January 7, 2003, Harper Perennial
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What Went Wrong?
April 25, 2002, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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What Went Wrong?
November 7, 2002, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
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What went wrong?: Western impact and Middle Eastern response
2002, Oxford University Press
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What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
2002, Books on Tape, Inc.
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What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
December 2001, Oxford University Press, USA
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What went wrong?: western impact and Middle Eastern response
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First Sentence

"The Treaty Of Carlowitz has a special importance in the history of the Ottoman Empire, and even, more broadly, in the history of the Islamic world, as the first peace signed by a defeated Ottoman Empire with victorious Christian adversaries."

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Library of Congress
DS35.62

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
192
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.8 x 1 inches
Weight
13.4 ounces

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Open Library
OL9405308M
Internet Archive
whatwentwrongcla0000lewi
ISBN 10
0297829297
ISBN 13
9780297829294
Library Thing
43113
Goodreads
1619649

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