The End of Modern History in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

The End of Modern History in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

By Bernard Lewis

With the finishing of worldwide strategic war of words among superpowers, these within the center East needs to comply with a brand new truth: to just accept ultimate accountability for his or her personal affairs, to make and realize their error, and to simply accept the results. In The finish of recent historical past within the heart East, Bernard Lewis discusses the way forward for the area during this new, postimperialist period. for every and each nation and for the area as an entire, he explains, there's a variety of other futures: at one finish, cooperation and development; on the different, a vicious circle of poverty and ignorance.

The writer examines intimately the problems most crucial to the region’s destiny. He describes oil because the present, most vital export to the surface global from the center East yet warns that know-how will ultimately make it out of date, leaving those that rely completely on oil sales with a bleak destiny. the 3 components which could so much support rework the center East, in line with Lewis, are Turkey, Israel, and women. He additionally argues that there's sufficient within the conventional tradition of Islam at the one hand and the trendy adventure of the Muslim peoples at the different to supply the root for an boost towards freedom within the real experience of that note and to accomplish the social, cultural, and medical alterations essential to deliver the center East into line with the built nations of either West and East.

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The prevailing practice for such recruits, however, was to pay those who accompanied him from Khurasan a rate of pay in Iraq equivalent to that paid to their like in Khurasan, to be drawn from the revenues of the (Iraqi) estates50 of (1726) heirs of theTahirid family" Instructions were then sent to Khurasan concerning the matter, to arrange that the heirs there were compensated from the public treasury in Khurasan) for what was paid out from their property in Iraq. When Sulayman b. `Abdallah arrived in Iraq, however, he discovered that the treasury of the heirs' property was depleted.

But Masi paid no attention to any of their arguments or requests. tot. v. "Kharadj," for details on the perception of this tax and the method of collecting it, cf. Levy, Social Structure, 309- t6. to:. This is, at al-Rayy. The Events of the Year 2S5 (cont'd) z7 Now, when al-Muhtadi received word of Musi 's (imminent) departure, he sent several letters to him which made no impression. When he heard that Musi was actually on his way from al-Rayy, without al-Muhtadi 's despatches having had any effect, the caliph sent two men of the Banu Hishim 'a' bearing a message for Musa and for those mawlas attached to his army.

73. 'Abdallih b. Tihir. See Tabari, III, 159o, 161j. 74. See n. 72, above. 7 5. Abmad b. $ilib b. Shirzid had been secretary to the Turkish commander Watif. See Tabari ,111, 1542. 76. The quarter lay along the road leading out of east Baghdad near the Shammisiyyah Cate where a number of palaces (aI-dur) of the Barmak family were located. See Le Strange, Baghdad. zoo. (1731) 20 The Caliphate of Ibn al -Wathiq 117321 Khalid b . 77 The troops'" of Baghdad searched everywhere for them, along with the military commanders, until at last they were found .

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