The Struggle for Identity: Islam and the West

by Tayyib Omar

In recent years, deadly terrorist attacks in European and American cities have drawn attention to the differences between the Muslim world and the West. Many Americans are surprised to find that Muslims have a negative attitude toward the US government. The widespread distrust of the United States and the European countries is not something that occurred in a short period of time, however. The Struggle for Identity: Islam and the West explores the history of contact between the Muslim and Western civilizations during the fourteen centuries since Islam was established. It discusses the spread of Islamic influence into Europe, the impact of the Crusades during the Medieval period, the legacy of European colonialism in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, and the involvement of the US government and military in Muslim lands over the past 75 years. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, maps, and back matter including: a chronology, a detailed index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field."


ISBN 978-1-4222-3678-9


ISBN 978-1-4222-8116-1
7.5 x 9.5 inches
112 pages

Part of the Series: Understanding Islam

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