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Bernard Lewis

Full Name: Bernard Lewis
Number of Works: 85
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ISBN: 0060516054, 9780060516055
Keywords: middle, east, modernity, islam, clash, wrong
Pages: 186
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 60%

Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Why has it been so difficult to end the conflict there, a conflict that has gone on for centuries? How will the recent rise of Islamic extremism affect the prospects for peace in this most unsettled of regions? Renowned Middle East expert Bernard Lewis weighs in with his perspective on the problem, examining how and why things changed when the diplomatic and industrial victories of the Western world were suddenly eclipsed by a culture of fervent religiosity.
ISBN: 0812967852, 9780812967852
Keywords: unholy, terror, war, holy, islam, crisis
Pages: 224
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

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 Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining the impact of radical Wahhabi proselytizing, and Saudi oil money, on the rest of the Islamic world. The Crisis of Islam ranges widely through thirteen centuries of history, but in particular it charts the key events of the twentieth century leadin
ISBN: 0684832801, 9780684832807
Keywords: east, middle
Pages: 448
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

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. Elegantly sritten, scholarly yet accessible, The Middle East is the most comprehensive single volume history of the region ever written from the world's foremost authority on the Middle East.
ISBN: 184212451X, 9781842124512
Keywords: islam, sect, radical, assassins
Pages: 176
Published: 1967
  • Rating: 80%

The word 'Assassin' was brought back from Syria by the Crusaders, and in time acquired the meaning of murderer. Originally it was applied to the members of a Muslim religious sect - a branch of the Ismailis, and the followers of a leader known as the Old Man of the Mountain. Their beliefs and their methods made them a by-word for both fanaticism and terrorism in Syria and Persia in the 11th and 12th centuries, and the subject of a luxuriant growth of myth and legend. In this book, Bernard Lewis begins by tracing the development of these legends in medieval and modern Europe and the gradual per
ISBN: 0805211187, 9780805211184
Keywords: east, middle, identities, multiple
Pages: 163
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

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 confront. In The Multiple Identities of the Middle East, eminent Middle East historian Bernard Lewis elucidates the critical role of identity in the domestic, regional, and international tensions and conflicts of the Middle East today.Examining religion, race and language, country, nation, and state, Lewis traces the rapid evolution of the identi
ISBN: 0192803107, 9780192803108
Keywords: history, arabs
Pages: 256
Published: 1950
  • Rating: 80%

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 readable account, Lewis examines the awakening that accompanied the advent of Islam and the political, religious, and social developments that transformed the Arab kingdom into an Islamic empire. He brings the edition up-to-the-minute with an account of recent events in the Middle East and analyzes the forces, internal and external, that have s
ISBN: 0195090616, 9780195090611
Keywords: west, islam
Pages: 240
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0393321657, 9780393321654
Keywords: europe, discovery, muslim
Pages: 352
Published: 1983
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0195134605, 9780195134605
Keywords: turkey, modern, emergence
Pages: 568
Published: 1968
  • Rating: 80%