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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 ¶ 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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This collection of essays is disturbing and enlightening as a window into the past, present and future of relations with the Islamic world.

From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

Therefore, even if drago,ans don’t agree with his points, he still inspires thought. In Europe the surviving monarchies are without exception constitutional democracies, while the tyrannies of the world today, are, almost without exception, republics.

It is here the Bernard Lewis takes up his idea of the use, disuse, and misuse of history. The University of Melbourne.

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Many essays are knterpreting rereading to really get the full picture and most are enjoyable. Account Options Sign in. References to this book Islamic Imperialism: Bernard Lewis is certainly one of the most articulate and prolific authorities on the subject of Islam and the Middle East.

Page 18 – 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. Other suppliers National Library of Australia – Copies Direct The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions.

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State Library of Queensland. The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. Brilliant insights into Middle Eastern history. As this collection of drqgomans and speeches from the last 40 years demonstrates once again, Lewis is probably the world’s most erudite scholar of the Middle East.


The pieces cover virtually all aspects of the region—from medieval Turkish history to the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and everything in between. He was highly sought after by the George W. This old truism is a succinct description of this collection of essays and articles by Bernard Lewis. Refresh and try again. 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, and reflecting upon historiography and the work of the historian.

These online bookshops told us they have this item: These 4 locations in Australian Capital Territory: La Trobe University Library. A collection of Lewis’ shorter works, collected around the theme of interpretation, broadly defined.

From Babel to dragomans : interpreting the Middle East / Bernard Lewis. – Version details – Trove

Login to add to list. Its actual structure more than its content or tone. One also has to look at Syria of the Assads, Iraq before the liberation of where Saddam was grooming his sons to take over from him and Libya and Egypt where Gaddafi and Mubarak respectively are grooming their sons to succeed them. Book is with a Bernard Lewis Introduction Under Ottoman rule people in the area identified themselves by religion or descent, most often by allegiance to a particular tribe.

Jun 26, Edith rated it really liked it Shelves: His own point of the consistency of cultures to either ignore or misuse history contrast directly with his own review of history and its potential misuse. He is just as hard on his own Jewish history, or as he points out, lack of history, and on the short term memory of his adopted homeland America as he is on the historical inclinations of Islamic historiography, Ottoman biographies, and Persian or Iranian historical constructs.


These 3 locations in South Australia: And why do they mix Islamic with western practices no such thing as a parliament or constitution in original Islamic society yet Iran has them. This book can be an invaluable resource to anyone wishing to cast aside those interpretong and better understand what is going on in that part of the world.

From Babel To Dragomans

The only book for Bernard Lewis that I were unable to complete. It could then place the rest of the book in context and provide a framework on which to hang the two other sections.

Not for the beginner reader. Aug 25, Tsvimark rated it it was amazing. Oct 09, Ur Salem marked it as to-read 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. Tight square unmarked book in barely rubbed dust jacket. A faint hint of shelf wear to dustjacket miiddle a minor crease to front flap, otherwise an excellent copy. Hence students have been discouraged from studying the Arab role in the slave trade and slavery in draggomans Middle East, even though the Babrl slave trade of the 16th to 19th centuries was begun by the Arabs.

Oxford University Press, Jan 20, Allison Thurman marked it as to-read. The term anti-Semtism was an invention of the anti-Semites to provide a pseudo-scientific cover for Jew-hating and Jew-biting and did not apply to other Semitic peoples and certainly not Arabs. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Jul 24, Gary rated it it was amazing.

Well worth a read some of the current affairs essays are dated, but not lacking in interesting information.