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The end of Middle East history and other conjectures / by Richard W. Bulliet.

Author/Creator:
Bulliet, Richard W. author.
Publication:
Boston, Massachusetts : Ilex Foundation ; Washington, DC : Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 132 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Mizan series; 3.
Mizan series ; 3
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Standardized Title:
Essays. Selections
Subjects:
Civilization, Arab.
Imaginary histories.
Middle East -- History.
Middle East.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures is an unapologetic collection of imaginative essays from thought-provoking Middle East scholar Richard W. Bulliet. Not your ordinary think pieces, this volume collects for the first time Bulliet's Big Bang-Big Crunch theory of Islamic history and his illuminating conception of the "Muslim South." Speculations range from future political events to counterfactual histories of how reversal of the outcome of a 1529 battle might have profoundly altered history. After fifty years of posing and answering daring historical questions, Bulliet happily tackles an array of conjectures on subjects as diverse as the origin of civilization, the end of Middle East history, and future interpretations of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The End of Middle East History
Critiquing Orientalism : Marshall Hodgson and Edward Said.
A Big Bang, Big Crunch Theory of Islamic History
Abu Muslim and Charlemagne
The History of the Muslim South: The Hajj and the Recentering of Islamic Civilization
The Siege of Vienna and the Ottoman Threat
9/11 : Landmark or Watershed
A Wild Tomb Chase
Isthmus Civilizations and the "Sapient Paradox"
Twentieth-Century History
Speciation and the Anthropocene
The Last Millenarian Games.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780674241336
0674241339
OCLC:
1124779239
Publisher Number:
99983255905