Summary: Tensions over Islam were escalating in Europe even before 9/11. Since then, repeated episodes of terrorism together with the refugee crisis have dramatically increased the divide between the majority population and Muslim communities, pushing the debate well beyond concerns over language and female dress. Meanwhile, the parallel rise of right-wing, nationalist political parties throughout the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Brookings Institution Press 2018
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Summary: In this panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe, a Pulitzer Prizewinning historian re-examines what we thought we knew. Lewis reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished--a beacon of cooperation and tolerance between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity--while proto-Europe made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery.--From...
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2008
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.122 Lewis
Contents: Romance and reality -- The secret of the tower -- The curve of conversion -- The caliphate of Cr̤doba -- The party kings -- The Moroccan fundamentalists -- Convivencia -- Nasrid Granada -- An August pomegranate.
Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2006
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 946.02 FLE
Summary: An Afghan American writer, most recently known for an e-mail on reprisals against Afghanistan, shares his experiences of Islam and the West, his feelings on Islamic militant fundamentalism, and his hopes for reconciliation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2002
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.049 Ansary 2002
Summary: Argues that progressives and radical Islamists are working toward similar ends by compromising democratic principles to instill a government of absolute power without representation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2015
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.5109 SAV
Summary: This book will reshape the way we think about Islam's relationship with the West. What if Islam never existed? To some, it's a comforting thought: no clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists. Here, political scientist and expert on the Muslim world Graham E. Fuller guides us through history, geopolitics, and religion to investigate whether or not Islam is indeed the cause of some of...
Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 297.09 FUL
Summary: Discover the faith, culture, and history that have shaped the modern Islamic world.
Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 2002
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 297 WIL
Contents: Islam in context -- The Islamic faith -- History of the Islamic world -- Islamic art and science -- Modernity and tradition -- The Islamic world today -- Chronology.
Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 297 LUN
Summary: More than one-and-a-half billion Muslims of all races, nationalities, and ethnicities live in the world today, but the birthplace of Islam is the Middle East. Islam is a religion based on the revelations given to the Prophet Muhammad. These teachings are contained in the Quran, Islam's holy book. Like other religions, Islam preaches peace and love for others. Also like other religions, Islam's...
Publisher / Publication Date: Mitchell Lane Publishers 2015
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.6 Tracy 2015
Summary: "As Muslims grow in numbers, and as Islam's role in world affairs becomes larger, we've begun to see the breakdown in a united fellowship among believers. Certainly the misunderstandings and friction between Islamic civilization and the modern West continue. But even within Islam, Iran's clerics are split, militant fundamentalists clash with students from Islamic universities, moderate...
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2011
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 297.09 NAS
Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
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Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 3
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4
Summary: Muslims have lived in the U.S. for centuries. Should the work of Islamist extremists be allowed to undermine their place in American society? This program captures a spirited discussion between Bill Moyers and Imam Zaid Shakir, who details his experiences as both a Muslim and an American in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. In addition, Imam Zaid describes the structure and comprehensiveness of...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005
Summary: Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2005