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  • ISBN 0297813455
  • ISBN13 978-0297813453
  • Language English
  • Author Bernard Lewis
  • Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson; illustrated edition edition (1995)
  • Pages 433
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This wide-ranging book charts the successive transformations of the Middle East, beginning with the two great empires, Roman and Persian, which disputed the Middle East 2000 years ago; the development of monotheism and the spread of Christianity; the rapid rise and spread of Islam over a vast area; the invasion of the Mongol hordes of Ghengis Khan; the rise of the Ottoman Turks in Anatolia, the Mamluks in Egypt and the Safavid shahs in Persia; the peak and decline of the great Ottoman state; the changing balance of power between the Muslim and Christian worlds; and the overwhelming impact, in modern times, of Western ideas and technology, and the attempts to reverse them.

Xiv, 433 pages : 26 cm. "In this immensely readable and wide-ranging book the historian Bernard Lewis charts the successive transformations of the Middle East, beginning with the two great empires.

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Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK. Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost. 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.

The Middle East book. In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it.

Comprehensive and relatively short history book. Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. The author's deep understanding of the ME has made this book to highlight key points from different perspectives: social, political and economical. Cross-sections are particularly interesting.

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. balance of power between the Muslim and Christian worlds.

The Middle East : A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years.

Lewis' history begins with the emergence of Christianity and demonstrates how the Persian and Byzantine . 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

Lewis' history begins with the emergence of Christianity and demonstrates how the Persian and Byzantine empires have shaped the history of the region. This very readable study also shows how Westernisation has affected the Middle East during more recent history and how shifts in power continue to shape the Middle East today. 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.

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Lewis, Bernard, The Middle East: 2,000 Years of History from the Rise of Christianity to the Present Day (London . Schoch, Robert . Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catas-trophes and Ancient Civilizations (New York, Harmony Books, 1999)

Lewis, Bernard, The Middle East: 2,000 Years of History from the Rise of Christianity to the Present Day (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995). Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catas-trophes and Ancient Civilizations (New York, Harmony Books, 1999). Scidmore, E. Java, the Garden of the East (New York, The Century C. 1897).

Published 1995 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London Middle East.

2,000 years of history from the rise of Christianity to the present day. by Bernard Lewis. Published 1995 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London. History, Protected DAISY, In library. Includes bibliographical references (p. 394-396) and index. History of civilisation, History of civilisation (London, England).

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Jonide
Bernard Lewis's "The Middle East" is a thorough and comprehensive history of the region, though overwhelmingly focused on the Muslim/Arab dominance of this region. Though labeled as a history of the past 2,000 years, it's mostly a history of the past 1,400 years. Persians, Christians, Romans, and modern Israelis operate on the fringes. Still, if you want a history of Islam in the Middle East, this is the book for you.
Xmatarryto
This book does a good job giving a history of the Middle East. It is effectively organized and does a fairly balance view of the various religions that have arisen in the area. This book is a stepping stone into a deeper series of studies and is useful for helping the reader to see what they are really interested in. The author does a good job giving the history as the people would have viewed themselves in each time period. I.e. when discussing the Ottoman Empire, the priorities of the Sultans is rendered fairly accurately as they themselves would have given it and not played down to try to seem like the Ottomans were mostly peaceful coexistence types. As with most empires, there was a balance between peace and war and the author does a good job showing that. However, as we reach into modern times, there is a hint of the "we all need to get along" message in how some modern Islamic societies are portrayed and while that is true for some people and governments, that message needs to be better balanced with the opposing views of those who believe that peaceful coexistence is not possible. I am not saying that the author did a bad job at all, just keep in mind that it is harder to maintain that balance viewpoint when there is so much propaganda going in all directions. To be fair, any historical works which touch on events in the last forty to fifty years has to deal with this issue. So, my advice, read the book and then dig deeper into what you found most interesting. Enjoy.
Alexandra
This is a wonderful, brilliant book by the Dean of Middle East historians, Bernard Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Near East history at Princeton University now in his 96th year. Dr. Lewis's unique erudition and mastery of the subject matter is immediately apparent upon first reading the book, however, be forewarned that Dr. Lewis does not suffer fools gladly and assumes of the reader a fairly strong knowledge of Middle East history as well as a high level of reading comprehension skills which makes this "brief" overview a bit of a contradiction. Still, this book, which incorporates an immense amount of informatio, was my introduction to the Middle East and each time I re-read it, I find new nuances that make it an endless source of vast wisdom, insight and intellect.
xander
This book is representing a thorough reference to all people interested in understanding the history and the dynamics of the current Middle East region, where the writer has demonstrated the full history of the region with the outside world in a simplified way. Moreover, he had the power to link the history with the current status of those countries in a pragmatic unbiased way.
The book is an asset for those who are looking for a clear understanding of the ME region even if they are not academics and I highly recommend this book to anyone who are in need to understand part of the current global powers movement without being over saturated with unnecessary details.
Kesalard
Is not a blow by blow account of the generals, crusades and wars but goes through in great detail the economics, politics and shifting alliances of the Middle East. Well worth the read. Try also Lewis's "What Went Wrong" which is shorter and punchier.

One complaint: the Arabic characaters are not displayed correctly and are nearly impossible to read. So, when you come across the name of a location or a person, the character is tiny, unreadable and annoying.
Umge
Excellent brief historical presentation of the Middle East. Mr Bernard Lewis accomplished his purpose of introducing us to the Persian and Byzantium empires from the pre- Islamic Arabia and the founding of the Islamic state. Also he establishes the link between modern Middle East and the Ancient civilization. I would consider this book as an excellent historical resource.
Burisi
Subtitled "A Brief History of the Last 2000 Years", this over four hundred page book cannot help being a bit like jumbo shrimp.

The author himself admits as much, writing in the Preface, "Any attempt to present two thousand years of the history of a rich, varied and vibrant region within the compass of a single volume must necessarily omit much that is of importance. Every student of the region will make his or her choice. I have made mine, and it is inevitably personal".

And so it is.

As a result there are, for example, only a few short paragraphs on the whole vast subject of the Crusades. At the same time we learn in detail about the keen observations of the French traveler Jean de Thevenot, who visited Egypt in 1655.

Or as another example, a number of pages are devoted to a detailed discussion of the revolutionary movement of the Young Turks in the early 20th century. On the other hand, notwithstanding the fact that The Middle East takes us essentially to the present day, there is no mention of the Muslim Brotherhood and the origins in the 1950's of the thinking that has evolved into the radical Islamist doctrine that today confronts the world.

The author is undoubtedly a great and learned scholar. But as a result of the compromises required of "A Brief History of the Last 2000 Years", this book is neither here nor there.
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