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The Resource Crusade and jihad : the thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north, William R. Polk

Crusade and jihad : the thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north, William R. Polk

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Crusade and jihad : the thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north
Title
Crusade and jihad
Title remainder
the thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north
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William R. Polk
Title variation
  • Thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north
  • 1000 year war between the Muslim world and the global north
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eng
Summary
Crusade and Jihad is the first book to encompass, in one volume, the entire history of the catastrophic encounter between the Global North - China, Russia, Europe, Britain, and America - and Muslim societies from Central Asia to West Africa. William R. Polk draws on more than half a century of experience as a historian, policy planner, diplomat, peace negotiator, and businessman to explain the deep hostilities between the Muslim world and the Global North and show how they grew over the centuries. Polk shows how Islam arose and spread across North Africa into Europe, climaxed in the vibrant and sophisticated caliphate of al-Andalus in medieval Spain, and was the bright light in a European Dark Age. Simultaneously, Islam spread from the Middle East into Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. But following the Mongol invasions, Islamic civilization entered a decline while Europe began its overseas expansion. Portuguese buccaneers dominated the Indian Ocean; the Dutch and the English established powerful corporations that turned India and Indonesia into colonies; Russian armies pushed down the Volga into Central Asia, destroying its city-states; and the Chinese Qing dynasty slaughtered an entire Central Asian people. Britain crushed local industry and drained off wealth throughout its vast colonies. Defeated at every turn, Muslims tried adopting Western dress, organizing Western-style armies, and embracing Western ideas. None of these efforts stopped the conquest. For Europe and Russia, the nineteenth century was an age of colonial expansion, but for the Muslim world it was an age of brutal and humiliating defeat. Millions were driven from their homes, starved, or killed, and their culture and religion came under a century-long assault. In the twentieth century, brutalized and disorganized native societies, even after winning independence, fell victim to "post-imperial malaise," typified by native tyrannies, corruption, and massive poetry. The result was a furious blowback. A sobering, scrupulous, and frank account of imperialism, colonialism, insurgency, and terrorism, Crusade and Jihad is history for anyone who wishes to understand the civilizational conflicts of today's world. -- from dust jacket
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BTCTA
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1929-
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Polk, William R.
Dewey number
909/.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D157
LC item number
.P56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Henry L. Stimson lectures
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  • Crusades
  • Jihad
  • War
  • Islamic civilization
  • Civilization, Western
  • Islam
  • World history
  • Civilization, Western
  • Crusades
  • Islam
  • Islamic civilization
  • Jihad
  • War
  • World history
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Crusade and jihad : the thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north, William R. Polk
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Copyright
Note
"The Henry L. Stimpson Lectures at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for Intrenational and Area Studies at Yale"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-587) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Part one. Glorious memories and agonizing awakening: The Social, economic, and cultural bases of Islam -- Muhammad the messenger and his message -- The caliphate and the conquest -- The great days of the caliphates and the evolution of Islam -- The north moves south
  • Part two. The responses of traditional Muslim societies: Sultan Selim III, Napoleon and Mehmet Ali -- French invasion and Algerian resistance -- The British conquest of India and the Sepoy Revolt -- Chechen Imam Shamil resists Russian imperialism -- Bankers on horseback -- Sudanese Mahdiyah and the British conquest -- Sanusiyah Imam Umar al-Mukhtar against Italian genocide -- The Riff war and Abd al-Karim in Morocco -- The Aceh war and Dutch imperialism -- Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and the Muslim awakening
  • Part three. The shift to secular nationalism: The struggle to define identity -- The first Iranian revolution -- The First World War -- The postwar Middle East -- Palestine, the much promised land -- Turkey and Atatürk -- Reza Shah of Iran -- Islam in India and the formation of Pakistan -- Kashmir, the Palestine of Central Asia -- Islam in Southeast Asia -- Afghanistans's centuries of resistance -- The Silk Road -- The Algerian revolution -- Nassar and Arabiyah -- Saddam Husain and Iraq
  • Part four. The reassertion of Islam: Iran, the revolutionary Shiah Muslim state -- The Muslim Brotherhood -- The philosopher of the Muslim revolt, Sayyid Qutb -- Palestine : wars, diaspora, and failed state -- Hizbullah, stateless nation -- Gaza and Hamas -- The uyghurs and Chinese Islam
  • Part five. Militant Islam: The Moro 'rebellion' in the Philippines -- Somalia, the failed state -- Boko Haram and Nigeria -- Usama bin Ladin and al-Qaida -- The Islamic State
  • Part six. Afterword : the parable of the blind brahmins: Trunks and tails -- What the North did to the South -- What the South did to itself -- Where we are now and where we can go
Control code
982652240
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 632 pages
Isbn
9780300222906
Lccn
2017942543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982652240
Label
Crusade and jihad : the thousand-year war between the Muslim world and the global north, William R. Polk
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Henry L. Stimpson Lectures at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for Intrenational and Area Studies at Yale"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part one. Glorious memories and agonizing awakening: The Social, economic, and cultural bases of Islam -- Muhammad the messenger and his message -- The caliphate and the conquest -- The great days of the caliphates and the evolution of Islam -- The north moves south
  • Part two. The responses of traditional Muslim societies: Sultan Selim III, Napoleon and Mehmet Ali -- French invasion and Algerian resistance -- The British conquest of India and the Sepoy Revolt -- Chechen Imam Shamil resists Russian imperialism -- Bankers on horseback -- Sudanese Mahdiyah and the British conquest -- Sanusiyah Imam Umar al-Mukhtar against Italian genocide -- The Riff war and Abd al-Karim in Morocco -- The Aceh war and Dutch imperialism -- Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and the Muslim awakening
  • Part three. The shift to secular nationalism: The struggle to define identity -- The first Iranian revolution -- The First World War -- The postwar Middle East -- Palestine, the much promised land -- Turkey and Atatürk -- Reza Shah of Iran -- Islam in India and the formation of Pakistan -- Kashmir, the Palestine of Central Asia -- Islam in Southeast Asia -- Afghanistans's centuries of resistance -- The Silk Road -- The Algerian revolution -- Nassar and Arabiyah -- Saddam Husain and Iraq
  • Part four. The reassertion of Islam: Iran, the revolutionary Shiah Muslim state -- The Muslim Brotherhood -- The philosopher of the Muslim revolt, Sayyid Qutb -- Palestine : wars, diaspora, and failed state -- Hizbullah, stateless nation -- Gaza and Hamas -- The uyghurs and Chinese Islam
  • Part five. Militant Islam: The Moro 'rebellion' in the Philippines -- Somalia, the failed state -- Boko Haram and Nigeria -- Usama bin Ladin and al-Qaida -- The Islamic State
  • Part six. Afterword : the parable of the blind brahmins: Trunks and tails -- What the North did to the South -- What the South did to itself -- Where we are now and where we can go
Control code
982652240
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 632 pages
Isbn
9780300222906
Lccn
2017942543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982652240

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