Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University and is the author of The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; The Emergence of Modern Turkey; The Arabs in History; and What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response; among other books. Lewis is internationally recognized as one of our era’s greatest historians of the Middle East. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Indonesian. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Author: Bernard Lewis | Narrator: Bernard Lewis
Release Date: March 25, 2003
In his first book since What Went Wrong. Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining the impact of radical Wahhabi proselytizing, and Saudi oil money, on the rest of the Islamic world.
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Author: Bernard Lewis | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: February 08, 2002
For many centuries, the world of Islam was at the forefront of human achievement—the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear.
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