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Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis

·3.68·11,321 Ratings
“ Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. ” ― Rumi
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  • Power, Politics And Culture

    2005·
    ·4.21·353 Ratings
    No single book has encompassed the vast scope of Edward Said's erudition quite like Power, Politics and Culture - a collection of his interviews from the last three decades. In these twenty-nine interviews, Said addresses everything from Palestine to Pava
  • What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam & Modernity in the Middle East

    2003·
    ·3.48·2,341 Ratings
    For centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement -- the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbe
  • The Emergence of Modern Turkey

    2001·
    ·4.04·169 Ratings
    Written by renowned scholar Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey has established itself as the preferred one-volume history of modern Turkey. It covers the emergence of Turkey over two centuries, from the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empir
  • The Multiple Identities of the Middle East

    2001·
    ·3.74·179 Ratings
    The Middle East is the birthplace of ancient civilizations, but most of the modern states that occupy its territory today are of recent origin, as are many key concepts of communal and individual identity and loyalty that the peoples of the region now con
  • The Muslim Discovery of Europe

    2001·
    ·3.74·181 Ratings
    The eleventh-century Muslim world was a great civilization while Europe lay slumbering in the Dark Ages. Slowly, inevitably, Europe and Islam came together, through trade and war, crusade and diplomacy. The ebb and flow between these two worlds for seven
  • The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror

    2004·
    ·3.71·2,377 Ratings
    In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political
  • From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

    2004·
    ·3.74·176 Ratings
    Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Hailed as "the world's foremost Islamic scholar" (Wall Street Journal), as "a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world" (Baltimor
  • The Middle East

    1997·
    ·3.76·1,322 Ratings
    In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it.Drawing
  • The Arabs in History

    2002·
    ·3.7·256 Ratings
    Now brought completely up to date, this classic study by one of the world's premier historians of the Middle East considers the achievement of the Arab peoples and their place in world history, from pre-Islamic times to the present-day. In a concise and r
  • Islam and the West

    1994·
    ·3.53·206 Ratings
    Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," Bernard Lewis has been for half a century one of the West's foremost scholars of Islamic history and culture, the author of over two dozen books, most notably The Arabs in
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