Middle East and Islamic World Reader

ISBN-10: 0802139361

ISBN-13: 9780802139368

Edition: 2003

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

General Introduction
Islamic Beginnings: Revelation, State Building, and Culture
Introduction
The Quran and other Islamic Texts
Shiite and Sunni Views on Political Legitimacy
Abd al-Hassan Ali al-Mawardi, On Choosing a Caliph
Allama al-Hilli on the Shiite Imamate
Abu Ali al-Husayn ibn Sina [Avicenna], The Ideal Muslim Intellectual
Rabia al-Adawiyya al-Qaysiyya, A Woman's Voice in Sufi Poetry
Abu al-Rayhum Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Biruni, A Muslim Scholar Examines Hinduism
From the Coming of Steppe Peoples to the Age of Gunpowder Empires
Introduction
Disasters Strike the Muslim World
Usamah ibn-Munquidh, An Arab Perspective on the Crusades
Rashid al-Din Fazlullah, The Mongol Conquest of Baghdad
Ahmad al-Maqrizi, The Bubonic Plague in Syria and Egypt
Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun, Effective Rule and Dynastic Cycles
Shah Abbas and Emperor Jahangir Debate the Persian Conquest of Kandahar
Suraiya Faroqhi, Ottoman Women's Lives
Contradictions of Modernity: Imperialism and Social Change
Introduction
Decrees from the Ottoman Tanzimat
The Gulhane Proclamation
An Ottoman "Bill of Rights"
Social and Economic Change in the Ottoman Empire
Suraiya Faroqhi, Ottoman Peasants
Hanna Batatu, Political Centralization in Iraq and Kurdistan
Donald Quataert, Manufacturing Workshops
Alexander Scholch, European Trade with Palestine
Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Plan for Islamic Union
The Two World Wars and Their Aftermaths
Introduction
Conflicting Promises During World War I
Sharif Husayn ibn Ali, Desire for Arab Independence
Sir Henry McMahon, Qualifying British Pledges
The Sykes-Picot Agreement on Dividing up Arab Lands
Vahakn N. Dadrian, The Fate of the Armenians in World War I
Challenges to New Nations: Afghanistan, Turkey, and the Fertile Crescent
Queen Soraya, The Liberation of Afghan Women
Mustafa Kemal, Design for a Modern Secular Turkish State
Halide Edib [Adivar], Dictatorship and Reform in Turkey
Michel Aflaq, Purifying the National Ideal: Baath Ideology
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Divide India; Create Pakistan
Peter Sluglett and Marion Farouk-Sluglett, Divide and Rule in British-Controlled Iraq
Arabs and Zionists Struggle Over Palestine
Introduction
Zionism and its Early Arab Opponents
Theodor Herzl, Zionism: The Vision of an Eventual Jewish State
Rashid Rida, Pay Attention to Zionist Encroachment
"Tiberias," Warning of Zionist Colonization
The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate Period
The Balfour Declaration: A Jewish Home in Palestine
The General Syrian Congress, Our Objections to Zionism and Western Imperialism
James Ramsay MacDonald, Letter to Chaim Weizmann
Vladimir Jabotinsky, Let Us Settle Palestine and Transjordan
Palestine on Eve of World War II
Ted Swedenburg, The Palestinian Revolt, 1936-39
The Arab Response to the Proposed Partition of Palestine
The British Government's White Paper on Palestine
The Biltmore Program
The Creation of the State of Israel
UN General Assembly, the Partition Plan: Resolution #181
UN General Assembly, Palestinian Right of Return: Resolution #194
The Israeli Knesset, The Law of Return
Arab Assertions: Out of Despair Revived Nationalism
Nizar Qabbani, The Catastrophe of Arab Defeat
Palestinian National Council, The National Charter
Reaching for Peace: United Nations Security Council Resolutions
UN Resolution #242: Withdrawal from Occupied Territory
UN Resolution #338: End the Fighting
Transformation of Palestinian Politics
Yasir Arafat, We Recognize Israel
Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi, The Meaning of the Intifada
Charter of the Islamic Resistance Movement of Palestine (Hamas)
The Peace Process
Principles of a Peace Agreement--Oslo, Norway
Yitzhak Rabin, The Price of Occupation
The Taba Negotiations
Impasse and New Intifada
King Husayn I of Jordan, Eulogy of Yitzhak Rabin
Ariel Sharon, Program for Dealing with the Palestinians
Marwan Barghouti, Grassroots Leadership and the Second Intifada
The Arab League, Ratification of the Peace Plan Proposed by Crown Prince Abdullah ibn Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
Palestinian Intellectuals' Urgent Appeal to Stop Suicide Bombings
George W. Bush, A New and Different Palestinian Leadership
Geopolitics of Oil and the Cold War Conflict
Introduction
U.S. Presidential Policies, 1947-2002
The Truman Doctrine
The Eisenhower Doctrine
George H. W. Bush, The New World Order
William J. Clinton, The Battle Against Terrorism
George W. Bush, Beyond Containment and Deterrence to Preemptive Action
Intervention and Revolution in Iran
Muhammad Mossadeq, Nationalizing Iranian Oil
Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, Iran in Imperialism's Clutches
Ervand Abrahamian, Democracy or Theocracy: Iran's Islamic Republic
OPEC and the World Economy
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries: Getting Our Share
Crown Prince Fahd ibn Abd al-Aziz, Oil and the World Economy
Wars at the End of the Twentieth Century and the Beginning of the Twenty-First
Joe Stork, The First Gulf War: Iran vs. Iraq, 1980-88
The United Nations and the Second Gulf War: Security Council Resolution #687
George H. W. Bush, The Second Gulf War and Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome
Zbigniew Brzezinski, "Some Stirred-up Muslims": Reflections on Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan
Ideologies, Movements, and Social Trends
Introduction
Egypt and Lebanon: Secularism and Confessionalism
Jamal Abd al-Nasser, Arab Socialism
Anwar Sadat, Infitah: Opening to the West
The Taif Agreement: Syrian Influence over Lebanon
Early Ideologues of Islamic Radicalism
Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Taimiyya, Against Heretical Innovation
Hasan al-Banna, Overcome Western Materialism
Sayyid Qutb, Corruptions of the Modern World
Modern Islamic Radicalism
Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Egypt's Islamic Militants
Taliban Decrees about Women, Men's Beards, Children's Games, and Music
9/11: Terrorism, War, Global Responsibility
Introduction
The Threat of Osama bin Laden and American Responses
Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders: The 1998 Fatwa
George W. Bush, Hand Over Terrorists or Share Their Fate
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, No Blank Check to President Bush
The Policy Debate
George W. Bush, Battling the Axis of Evil
Brent Scowcroft, Don't Attack Saddam
Richard A. Falk, Global Patriotism
The Historical Context: The West and Islam
Bernard Lewis, The Clash of Civilizations
Edward W. Said, The Clash of Ignorance
Glossary
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Index
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