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The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures

The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures

Richard W. Bulliet

ISBN 9780674241336

Publication date: 01/07/2020

The End of Middle East History and Other Conjectures is an unapologetic collection of imaginative essays from thought-provoking Middle East scholar Richard W. Bulliet. Not your ordinary think pieces, this volume collects for the first time Bulliet’s Big Bang–Big Crunch theory of Islamic history and his illuminating conception of the “Muslim South.” Speculations range from future political events to counterfactual histories of how reversal of the outcome of a 1529 battle might have profoundly altered history. After fifty years of posing and answering daring historical questions, Bulliet happily tackles an array of conjectures on subjects as diverse as the origin of civilization, the end of Middle East history, and future interpretations of the twentieth century.

Author

  • Richard W. Bulliet is Professor of History at Columbia University.

Book Details

  • 142 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • Ilex Foundation

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