Divorce from the West
Archibald R. Lewis, in Speculum (Oct. 1990), Medieval Acad. of America, 1430 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 02138.
When did today's split between the Islamic world and the West occur? During the
14th and 15th centuries, said the late Uni- versity of Massachusetts historian Lewis. The attitudes "that these two great world civilizations formed" then toward each other "still govern much of how they inter- act today." the mid-14th century, while Western Europe was falling on hard...