Islam and the West : A Dissonant Harmony of Civilisations, Paperback / softback Book

Islam and the West : A Dissonant Harmony of Civilisations Paperback / softback



We have rapidly grown used to the idea, particularly since the declaration of a worldwide war on terrorism, that between Islam and the West there exists a deep historical and ideological gulf.

Christopher J. Walker turns such accepted views on their head and paints instead a picture of two belief systems that have a long history of toleration and mutual influence.

Indeed, Islam has given a great deal to civilisation: essentially modern notions of free enquiry, rational experimentation, rational experimentation and the independence of science from religious authority are legacies of the Islamic world.

Islam and the West is a thought-provoking study covering some of the cardinal encounters between Islamic and Western countries.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780750994149



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