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A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History (Modern Library Classics)

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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 the Middle East and Middle Eastern views of the West, Bernard Lewis gives us a rich overview of two thousand years of commerce, diplomacy, war and exploration. We hear from Napoleon, St. Augustine, T. E. Lawrence, Karl Marx and Ibn Khaldun. We peer into Queen Elizabeth's business correspondence, strike oil with Freya Stark and follow the footsteps of Mark Twain and Ibn Battuta, the Marco Polo of the East. This book is a delight, a treasury of stories drawn not only from letters, diaries and histories, but also from unpublished archives and previously untranslated accounts.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Bernard Lewis is the author of The Middle East, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; The Emergence of Modern Turkey; and The Arabs in History, among other landmark books. Inter-nationally recognized as one of the twentieth century's greatest historians of the Middle East, he is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758379
Selected:
Lewis, Bernard W.
Author:
Lewis, Bernard
Selected by:
Lewis, Bernard W.
Selected:
Lewis, Bernard W.
Author:
Selected and presented by Bernard Lewis
Author:
Lewis, Bernard W.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Middle East Relations Europe.
Subject:
Europe Relations Middle East.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
vol. 3
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS THRUOUT
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.15x5.20x1.15 in. .91 lbs.

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