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Bernard Lewis
Bernard Lewis

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Bernard Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; The Emergence of Modern Turkey; The Arabs in History; and What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, among other books. Lewis is internationally recognized as one of our era’s greatest historians of the Middle East. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Indonesian. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


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The Crisis of Islam
Holy War and Unholy Terror
Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 2, 2004
Price: $16.00

“Terrorism requires only a few. Obviously the West must defend itself by whatever means will be effective. But in devising means to fight the terrorists, it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them.” —from the Introduction

In The Crisis of Islam, Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of... Read more >

The Crisis of Islam
Holy War and Unholy Terror
Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 25, 2003
Price: $11.99

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A Middle East Mosaic
Fragments of Life, Letters and History
Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $20.00

In times of war and in peace, from the earliest days of the Roman Empire to our own, Westerners have traveled to the lands of the Middle East, bringing back accounts of their adventures and impressions. But it was never a one-way journey. In this spirited collection of Western views of... Read more >
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A Middle East Mosaic
Fragments of Life, Letters and History
Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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The Multiple Identities of the Middle East

Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 180 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 30, 2001
Price: $14.00

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... Read more >
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