Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

facebook
Google Book Preview
Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750
— —
Noel Malcolm
Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750 by Noel Malcolm at Abbey's Bookshop,

Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750

Noel Malcolm


9780198830139

Oxford University Press


History;
European history;
Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700;
Interfaith relations;
Islam;
International relations


Hardback

512 pages

$50.95
In stock
Ready to ship
order qty:  
Add this item to my basket

From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, writers in Western Europe gave a huge amount of thought to the Ottoman Empire. This was not just because it was a military threat, but because it had a social and political system that was fascinatingly different from their own. As they developed their ideas about it - and about the nature of Islam as a 'political' religion - their arguments became intertwined with many internal Western debates about power, religion, society, and war. Useful Enemies is the first-ever book to trace all these lines of argument during those three vital centuries in the development of Western political thought.

By:   Noel Malcolm
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 237mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 43mm
Weight:   794g
ISBN:   9780198830139
ISBN 10:   0198830130
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Noel Malcolm read History and English Literature at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and was a research student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on Thomas Hobbes. He began his career as Fellow of Gonville and Caius Colleege, Cambridge; he was then political columnist and, subsequently, Foreign Editor of the Spectator, and then chief political columnist of the Daily Telegraph. He gave the Carlyle Lectures at Oxford in 2001 and, since 2002, he has been a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, Trinity, and Gonville and Caius. He has published books and articles on, among other subjects, early modern philosophy (with a particular emphasis on Hobbes), and the history and culture of the Balkans, especially during the Ottoman period. He was knighted in 2014 for services to scholarship, journalism, and European history.


Learned and fascinating account... * Sameer Rahim, Prospect Magazine *

My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.