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The Political Language Of Islam
The Political Language Of Islam
By Bernard Lewis
University of Chicago Press, 1988, 168 pp.

Bernard Lewis calls on his intimate knowledge of Middle Eastern languages, Islamic culture, and past and present politics to explain the patterns of expression, thought and conduct in Islamic societies, so often misunderstood by Westerners. It is a learned book and also one with practical significance in light of the persisting strength of Islamic traditions and the role of Islamic political, even revolutionary, movements amid the changing conditions of the contemporary world.