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). INTERPRETING THE MIDDLE EAST . 2 ΒΆ From Babel to Dragomans on the path which led to my career as an historian of the Middle East. From Babel to Dragomans has ratings and 29 reviews. Gary said: Bernard Lewis is certainly one of the most articulate and prolific authorities on the.

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From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

When the Muslim ruled Spain, Christians, Muslims and Jews lived side by side in reasonable harmony; when the Christians reconquered Spain, first the Jews then the Muslims were expelled.

Check copyright status Cite dragomanw Title From Babel to dragomans: Food for thought abounds: Feb 16, William rated it really liked it Shelves: Lewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted voice that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 3 of 6.

Account Options Sign in. Lewis’ study of propaganda in the pre-modern Middle East may go some way to explain how Islamic propaganda under tutelage during the 20th century of Fascism, Bzbel and Communism developed against Israel and Jews. Books of the Week.

The authorized version ‘Old Testament’ names ‘Palestine’ three times. I was however disappointed to find the book a collection of articles with no clear connection written over perhaps 40 years and placed along bewildering order.

Lists What are lists? It also may explain why Muslims in Western and Central Europe demand a high degree of legal protection which those countries no longer give jnterpreting Christianity and have never given to Jews. With the first section, Past History, Lewis deals primarily with historic, meaning preth century or at the very least primarily with events prior to the fall of the Soviet Union.


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Not for the beginner reader. Good for those avidly interested in the Middle East, as well as those who just want to read a short snippet every now eazt then. Numerous articles and short essays Lewis wrote of the course of several years. This also brings me to my most significant issue with the book. Refresh and try again. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

From Babel To Dragomans by Lewis, Bernard

Tight, clean and crisp. This is illustrated by the Interpretting faith’s division of the world Bernard Lewis is certainly one of the most articulate and prolific authorities on the subject of Islam and the Middle East. Hailed as “the world’s foremost Islamic scholar” Wall Street Journalas “a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world” Baltimore Sunand as “the doyen of Middle Eastern studies” New York TimesLewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted babwl that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East.

Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. If you are an “Arabist” like me, you will enjoy this book. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Interpreting the Middle East by Bernard Lewis A great exploration of the questions involving conflict in the Middle East region, though not an easy read. Middle East Islam International relations Religion in politics History Overseas item Summary “Over the course of his professional career, Bernard Lewis has proven himself as a scholar learned in a number of languages, who has interpreted Islam, the Ottoman Empire, and the modern Middle East for the West.

Page 20 – Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and Lewis’ essays that make up this collection cover a number of decades, shedding light upon murky or less well understood events in the Middle East, and reflecting upon historiography and the work of the historian.


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The more things change, the more they remain the same. From Babel to Dragomans: I have read of Bernard Lewis as something of an “expert” on the Middle East.

Froj 26, Edith rated it really liked it Shelves: With these articles Bernard Lewis tries to set the stage for the interactions between the West or European powers and those of the early or Medieval Islam. Current History, deals with modern, or at least recently modern, events.

First Interpeeting, First printing. Lewis is really not just one of those bags filled with hot air. Here then is a rich repository of wisdom on one of the key areas of the modern world–a wealth of profound reflections on Middle Eastern history, culture, politics, and current events. Oct 27, Mohamed rated it it was ok.

It was a slow, dull bahel lifeless book. Aug 11, Naomi rated it really liked it Shelves: If you want to understand Islam and the West, this book must be in your collection. I were unable to complete thr. The essays include such topics of pan-Arabism, the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the relationship between Western powers and the Middle East, travel in the region, food and feasts, and the problems and practice of writing Middle Eastern history.

Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response: