Study Guide for Bernard Lewis, "The Muslim View of the World"
- Bernard Lewis taught for a long time at the University of London, then
at Princeton University from which he retired some years ago. He is widely
recognized as the leading scholar and historian of the Islamic world. This
piece comes from his book, The Muslim Discovery of Europe, New York
- How does the Muslim view of the world differ from that of other peoples?
Greeks, Romans, etc.?
- Be sure to know the meaning of the terms "jihad", "haram",
- How did the Muslim division of the world influence their treatment
of non-Muslims living within their empire?.