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Published: 15 September 2005

456 Pages

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780195182538

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From Babel to Dragomans

Interpreting the Middle East

Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Now, this revered authority has brought together writings and lectures that he has written over four decades, featuring his reflections on Middle Eastern history and foreign affairs, the Iranian Revolution, the state of Israel, the writing of history, and much more. The essays include such urgent and compelling topics as "What Saddam Wrought," "Deconstructing Osama and His Evil Appeal," "The Middle East, Westernized Despite Itself," "The Enemies of God," and "Can Islam Be Secularized?" 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.

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