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Brown, L. Carl (Leon Carl) 1928-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 250 publications in 4 languages and 9,192 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: DS62.4, 956
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Most widely held works by L. Carl Brown
International politics and the Middle East : old rules, dangerous game by L. Carl Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Turkish and held by 860 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 )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Turkish and held by 726 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
Religion and state : the Muslim approach to politics by L. Carl Brown( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Indonesian and held by 721 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
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 Undetermined and held by 679 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)
Diplomacy in the Middle East : the international relations of regional and outside powers by L. Carl Brown( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 502 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 )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the energetic but confused prodding of the activist ruler Ahmad Bey, Tunisia made its first effort to institute European-inspired political and military reforms. L. Carl Brown's book on the reign of Ahmad Bey is thus a case study in modernization as well as a historical survey of Tunisia in the mid-nineteenth century. Professor Brown explains the workings of the traditional political system, an elaborate blend of Hafsid and Ottoman governmental ideas and practices. He explores the ways in which the changes imposed on Tunisia by the West made this system unworkable. Turning to the modernization movement itself, the author argues that the first phase of modernization was almost exclusively in the hands of the existing political elite, whose background, education, career pattern, and self-image he examines. This elite, working within a political climate characterized by a close interweaving of domestic and diplomatic concerns, developed an operating style described as collaborationist modernization. In addition to recapturing in a narrative history the age of Ahmad Bey and the political class over which he ruled, Professor Brown fits the Tunisian story of these years into the broader historical context of change imposed by the West on the rest of the world.Originally published in 1975.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Centerstage : American diplomacy since World War II( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological dimensions of Near Eastern studies( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 297 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 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 214 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 214 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 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 14 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aqwām al-masālik fī maʻrifat aḥwāl al-mamālik by Khayr al-Dīn Tūnisī( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Geographical, Political, and Statistical Account of the Countries of Europe
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

Bâtir sur du sable? : la politique américaine au Moyen-Orient 1945-1991 : une perspective historique by Leon Carl Brown( )

3 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial afterglow : the Ottoman legacy by L. Carl Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam's role in North Africa by L. Carl Brown( )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brown, L. C.

Brown, L. Carl

Brown, L. Carl 1928-

Brown, Leon C. 1928-

Brown, Leon Carl.

Brown, Leon Carl 1928-

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Imperial legacy : the Ottoman imprint on the Balkans and the Middle EastReligion and state : the Muslim approach to politicsFrom madina to metropolis: heritage and change in the Near Eastern cityDiplomacy in the Middle East : the international relations of regional and outside powersThe Tunisia of Ahmad Bey, 1837-1855Consult 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 EastImperial afterglow : the Ottoman legacy