Western travelers, almost unanimously, confirm the impression that the period from the end of the 18th into the second half of the 19th century was...

Islam vs. Christianity The Muslim Discovery of Europe. by Bernard Lewis. Norton. 350 pp. $19.95. Bernard Lewis has probably done more to foster Western understanding of the Islamic world...

Born-Again Muslims Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey. by V.S. Naipaul. Knopf. 430 pp. $15.00. The celebrated novelist V. S. Naipaul began his “Islamic journey” in Teheran in the...

Muslims & Reform Militant Islam. by Godfrey H. Jansen. Harper & Row. 224 pp. $8.95. Islam, like Judaism, is both a faith and a way of life, and as...

Orientalism & Anti-Orientalism Islam and the Arab World: Faith, People, Culture. by Bernard Lewis. Knopf. 360 pp. $35.00. A widespread popular interest in the Middle East and in the...
Painting: Inspection of the New Arrivals, by Giulio Rosati

In the great medieval French epic of the wars between Christians and Saracens in Spain, the Chanson de Roland, the Christian poet endeavors to give...

In the July COMMENTARY, the impact of the Algerian war on France was discussed by Ray Alan, a noted political observer with close personal experience...

Moslems and Arabs Islam in Modern History. by Wilfred Cantwell Smith. Princeton University Press. 308 pp. $6.00. Islam Inflamed. by James Morris. Pantheon. 326 pp. $5.00.   One of the main difficulties in...

In view of the interest aroused by Rabbi Herbert Weiner’s description of the Lubavitcher movement in his recent two-part article (March and April), we here...

Judaism and Islam by Ray Alan Jews and Arabs. By S. D. Goitein, Schocken Books, 257 pp. $4.00. Of all the societies with which Jews and Judaism have...

The chain leaguing the Arab nations against Israel is made up of links of varying strengths and various ingredients. What these are and how this...

As one who knew the old Palestine, Edwin Samuel reports on the present situation of the Arabs in Israel, drawing on his uniquely intimate and...