Title

Muslim-West Relations: Past Problems and Current Challanges

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

1-27-2011

Publication Title

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society

Publisher

ABC-CLIO

Publisher Location

Santa Barbara, CA

First page number:

1

Last page number:

5

Abstract

While historical antecedents have not completely doomed Muslim-West relations, there remain sharp divisions between the East and West along cultural fault lines that can trace their roots back to medieval times. This historical context makes current reconciliation and future prospects for peace a major challenge. With the advent of Islam in the seventh century, the world witnessed the emergence of a new religion that would bring about enduring sociopolitical and cultural transformations.

Controlled Subject

History--Religious aspects--Islam; Islam; East and West

Disciplines

History of Religion | Islamic World and Near East History | Political History


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