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Good Stuff On The Mideast


I spend plenty of time knocking American scholarship on the Middle East. Now let me say something nice about it. I’m pleased to recommend The Islamic Middle East, by Charles Lindholm, which has just come out in a new and revised edition. Lindholm, a Boston University anthropologist, was a teacher of mine at Harvard. His book is an excellent social and cultural history of the Middle East. I’ve found it helpful on any number of occasions.


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