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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Hence students have been discouraged from studying the Arab role in the slave trade and slavery in the Middle East, even though the European slave trade of the 16th to 19th centuries was begun by the Arabs. Fascinating series of essays on the Islamic world. Popular passages Page 18 – And the Lord ti, Behold the people is one, and they have all one language ; and this they begin to do; and now nothing inter;reting be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Additionally, he was Jewish writing about Islamic and Middle Eastern topics. Borchardt Library, Dagomans Bundoora Campus. With more than fifty pieces in all, plus a new introduction to the book by Lewis, this is a valuable collection for everyone interested in the Middle East. To ask other readers questions about From Babel to Dragomansplease sign up. Its actual structure more than its content or tone. Oxford University Press Amazon.

Subjects Religion and politics — Middle East. Check copyright status Cite this Title From Babel to dragomans: That alone, in interpfeting people’s eyes, would make him controversial.


From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

Nov 08, Mike rated it really middlee it Recommends it for: The articles fall into the three main categories. Many articles touch upon the subject that are as relevant today as when Lewis first wrote about them, which in many ways is a bit unsettling. Tall 8vo, cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. It could then place the rest of the book in context and provide a framework on which to hang the two other sections.

From Babel To Dragomans by Lewis, Bernard

Used book in good condition. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of many critially acclaimed and bestselling books, including two number one New York Times bestsellers: Login to add to list.

Lewis dissects quite a few myths and propaganda ploys. The articles range from the good, the bad and the ugly. Moddle, even if you don’t agree with his points, he still inspires thought. More By and About This Author. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 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, Nazism and Communism developed against Israel and Jews.

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.

First Edition; First Printing. May 27, Grant rated it really liked it. Under Ottoman rule people in the area identified themselves by religion or descent, most often by allegiance to a particular tribe. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. Bernard Lewis is certainly one midddle the most articulate and prolific authorities on the subject of Islam and the Middle East.


The third section is of greatest interest to historians. Very good in very good dust jacket. Tthe first section is the most valuable, as Lewis has long been one of the most wide-ranging historians of the Middle East. The University of Melbourne.

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

Literally as new; babdl Subjects: The collection spans well over half a century of scholarly work of this doyen of Orientalism and Near Eastern studies. Another great book from Lewis.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ex-library with the usual stamps. The volume is broken into three parts, the first historical essays on various aspects of Middle Eastern history, and the second made up of what at least at the time were A collection of Lewis’ shorter works, collected around the theme of interpretation, broadly defined.

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Tight square unmarked book in barely rubbed dust jacket. Mark Post, Bookseller Published: It also may explain why Muslims in Western dragomanw Central Europe demand a high degree of legal protection which those countries no longer give to Christianity and have never given to Jews.