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    • ISBN:9781842121399
    • Publication date:03 Dec 2001

The Middle East

2000 Years Of History From The Rise Of Christianity to the Present Day

By Bernard Lewis

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A brilliant survey of the history and civilisations of the Middle East by one of the world's greatest authorities on the subject

A brilliant survey of the history and civilisations of the Middle East by one of the world's greatest authorities on the subject

In this immensely readable and wide-ranging book, Bernard Lewis charts the successive transformations of the Middle East, beginning with the two great empires, the Roman and the Persian, and covering the growth of Christianity, the rise and spread of Islam, the waves of invaders from the east, the Mongol hordes of Jengiz Khan, the rise of the Ottoman Turks, and the changing balance of power between the Muslim and Christian worlds.

'This book is a masterpiece' Sir Anthony Parsons, Daily Telegraph

Biographical Notes

Bernard Lewis, a world-respected authority on Islamic and Middle Eastern history, is Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University, where he has been since 1974. Born in London in 1916, he was Professor of the History of the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1949-74. His numerous books on the Middle and Near East have been translated into more than twenty languages, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Malay and Indonesian .

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