The Islamic Middle East

Tradition and Change


The Islamic Middle East is a rare, thought-provoking account of the origins, nature, and evolution of Islam that provides a historical perspective vital to understanding the contemporary Middle East.
  • Wiley; April 2008
  • ISBN 9780470695425
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: The Islamic Middle East
  • Author: Charles Lindholm
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

Charles Lindholm is a University Professor at Boston University, before which he taught anthropology at Barnard College and at Columbia and Harvard Universities. His previous books include Generosity and Jealousy (1982), Culture and Identity: The History, Theory, and Practice of Psychological Anthropology (2000) and Is America Breaking Apart? (reprint edition 2001).