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Brown, L. Carl (Leon Carl) 1928-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 279 publications in 3 languages and 8,702 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by L. Carl Brown
Religion and state : the Muslim approach to politics by L. Carl Brown( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Westerners know a single Islamic term, it is likely to be jihad, the Arabic word for "holy war." The image of Islam as an inherently aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed in the West and can at times appear to be substantiated by current events. L. Carl Brown challenges this conventional wisdom with a fascinating historical overview of the relationship between religious and political life in the Muslim world ranging from Islam's early centuries to the present day. Religion and State examines the commonplace notion -- held by both radical Muslim ideologues and various Western observers alike -- that in Islam there is no separation between religion and politics. By placing this assertion in a broad historical context, the book reveals both the continuities between premodern and modern Islamic political thought as well as the distinctive dimensions of modern Muslim experiences. Brown shows that both the modern-day fundamentalists and their critics have it wrong when they posit an eternally militant, unchanging Islam outside of history. "They are conflating theology and history. They are confusing the oughtand the is," he writes. As the historical record shows, mainstream Muslim political thought in premodern times tended toward political quietism. Brown maintains that we can better understand present-day politics among Muslims by accepting the reality of their historical diversity while at the same time seeking to identify what may be distinctive in Muslim thought and action. In order to illuminate the distinguishing characteristics of Islam in relation to politics, Brown compares this religion with its two Semitic sisters, Judaism and Christianity, drawing striking comparisons between Islam today and Christianity during the Reformation. With a wealth of evidence, he recreates a tradition of Islamic diversity every bit as rich as that of Judaism and Christianity
Diplomacy in the Middle East : the international relations of regional and outside powers by L. Carl Brown( )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work seeks to survey the diplomatic relationships and the foundations of foreign policy making among the principal players in the region - Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Morocco. It presents a comparative survey which should be of use to specialists on the Middle East
The Tunisia of Ahmad Bey, 1837-1855 by L. Carl Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteen-year-old won't believe that he is an alcoholic until personal tragedy forces him to face reality
International politics and the Middle East : old rules, dangerous game by L. Carl Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Turkish and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work argues that the political complexities of today's Middle East and the region's enmeshment in great power politics are best explained in terms of the distinctive international relations subsystem that has evolved over the past two centuries. L. Carl Brown shows how present tensions grew out of "the Eastern Question"--The elaborate diplomatic game in which European states dismembered the Ottoman Empire from the late eighteenth century until after World War I. This game still goes on, with the outside parties neither effectively absorbing the Middle East nor releasing it from their hold. The author describes the rules of this game--their roots, their application under the varying circumstances of the past two hundred years, and their tenacious durability in a region otherwise undergiong revolutionary change. Present political trends in the Middle East bode ill for the people of the region and the rest of the world--all the more reason to study their underlying structure
Imperial legacy : the Ottoman imprint on the Balkans and the Middle East by L. Carl Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial Legacy gathers together distinguished scholars to demonstrate how the Ottoman legacy continues to shape patterns of behavior and perception among the peoples of Western Asia, Northern Africa, and Southeastern Europe. The authors also explore how this complex history is reinscribed by nations and ethnic groups in the building of ideologies and identities today. Ranging widely through issues including politics, diplomacy, education, language, and religion, these essays also address the different regional perspectives on the Ottoman Legacy found in the Arab world, the Balkans, and the Republic of Turkey
From madina to metropolis : heritage and change in the Near Eastern city by L. Carl Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 11 papers comprising this book were prepared for a conference on Urban Planning and Urban Prospects in the Near East and North Africa held at Princeton University in 1970. Eight Euramericans and five Near Easterners, whose disciplines include history, sociology, demography, architecture, urban planning, and geography, offer their perceptions of Near East-North African madinas "traditional cities" and emerging metropolises. Each author argues that a better understanding of and a greater appreciation for the sociocultural aspects of traditional cities will contribute to the discovery of solutions to the many human problems confronting today's metropolises. -- From http://www.jstor.org (Dec. 1, 2016)
Centerstage : American diplomacy since World War II( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and society in independent north Africa by L. Carl Brown( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological dimensions of Near Eastern studies( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surest path : the political treatise of a nineteenth-century Muslim statesman : a translation of the introduction to The surest path to knowledge concerning the condition of countries by Khayr al-Dīn Tūnisī( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Geographical, Political, and Statistical Account of the Countries of Europe
Consult them in the matter : a nineteenth-century Islamic argument for constitutional government : the Muqaddima (introduction) to Ithaf ahl al-zaman bi akhbar muluk Tunis wa ʻahd al-aman (Presenting contemporaries the history of the rulers of Tunis and the fundamental pact) by Aḥmad Ibn Abī al-Ḍiyāf( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though written in the nineteenth century, this is a richly contextualized precursor of modern Muslim wrestlings with notions of democracy and constitutionalism. Translated by the distinguished Middle East historian L. Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University, this important historical work is now available to English language readers for the first time."--Jacket
Modernization in the Middle East : the Ottoman Empire and its Afro-Asian successors( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco-Arab encounters : studies in memory of David C. Gordon( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consult Them in the Matter by L. Carl Brown( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunisia: the politics of modernization by Charles A Micaud( Book )

13 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color in northern Africa by L. Carl Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and the Maghrib by L. Carl Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surest path : the political treatise of a nineteenth-century Muslim statesman by al-Din al Tunisi Khayr( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wajah Islam politik : pergulatan agama dan negara sepanjang sejarah umat by L. Carl Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Indonesian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial afterglow : the Ottoman imprint on the Balkans and the Middle East by L. Carl Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Diplomacy in the Middle East : the international relations of regional and outside powers
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Diplomacy in the Middle East : the international relations of regional and outside powersThe Tunisia of Ahmad Bey, 1837-1855International politics and the Middle East : old rules, dangerous gameImperial legacy : the Ottoman imprint on the Balkans and the Middle EastFrom madina to metropolis : heritage and change in the Near Eastern cityConsult them in the matter : a nineteenth-century Islamic argument for constitutional government : the Muqaddima (introduction) to Ithaf ahl al-zaman bi akhbar muluk Tunis wa ʻahd al-aman (Presenting contemporaries the history of the rulers of Tunis and the fundamental pact)Imperial afterglow : the Ottoman imprint on the Balkans and the Middle East