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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And they address urgent and compelling topics such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the significance of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Page 18 eadt If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

This respected authority has brought together his reflections on Middle Eastern history and foreign affairs written over six interprsting.

Oxford University Press, New York, In Europe the surviving monarchies are without exception constitutional democracies, while the tyrannies of the world today, are, almost without exception, republics. Tags What are tags? Aug 11, Naomi rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Bernard Lewis. Not that it isn’t fascinating and Bernard Lewis is a great writer.

From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

The articles fall inter;reting the three main categories. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw.


Bush Administrationpublc intellectual and public commentator, writer of Muslim and Christian relations over the centuries describing Islam as a great civilization enriching the world while criticizing it’s dearth of freedomsuppression of women; admirer of 14 th century Arab Historian, pioneer of political analysis, Interreting Khadun He follows his own appeal, and in so doing offers in this collection some real insightful gems and much 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, thr reflecting upon historiography and the work of the historian.

From Babel to Dragomans: The more things change, the more they remain the same. The articles range from the good, the bad and the ugly. View Full Version of PW.

From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

Author’ s relections on Middle Eastern historyand foreign affairs written over 6 decades. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lewis, Bernard, From Babel to dragomans: Summary Discuss Reviews 0 Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities midddle Islam.

Lucas rated it really liked it Jan 22, 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.

There is occasional minor pencil underlining and margin lining, the spine is slightly cocked, there is a review copy label on the back of the front cover. The final section attempts to be just that. Therefore, habel if you don’t agree with his points, he still inspires thought.

None of your libraries hold this item. Callaghan Books South Published: Refresh and try again. 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 Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam.


I am always a bit skeptical about the use of ancient feuds and disputes as a justification for modern-day conflicts, but if a certain theme persists more or less unchanged for many centuries, then it would be foolish to ignore it.

No one knows the Middle East in such definitive detail as does Bernard. Feb 16, William rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is divided into three main sections, each of which is constructed by articles previously written and published in various inferpreting volumes or academic journals.

From Babel To Dragomans

Bernie gets a lot of bad press from my friends, but the information to bullshit ratio is very favorable in his books. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing.

Bernard Lewis is certainly one of the most articulate mlddle prolific authorities on the subject of Islam and the Middle East. Fraser Cameron No preview available – Tight square unmarked book in barely rubbed dust jacket. Piece cut off near tip of half-title page.

A collection of Lewis’ shorter works, collected around the theme of interpretation, broadly defined.