By G E von Grunebaum
The essays during this quantity take care of 3 basic difficulties in Islamic civilization; the expansion between Muslims of a awareness of belonging to a tradition; the cohesion of Muslim civilization as expressed in literature, political notion, perspective to technology and concrete constitution; and the interplay of Islam with different civilizations.
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Islam: Essays in the Nature and Growth of a Cultural Tradition by G E von Grunebaum