The Middle East
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ISBN10: 0684832801 ISBN13: 9780684832807 Publisher: Simon & Schuster (T) Published: Aug 1 1997 Weight: 1.30lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
A comprehensive history from the world's foremost authority on the Middle East. 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. Drawing on material from a multitude of sources, including the work of archaeologists and scholars, Lewis chronologically traces the political, economical, social, and cultural development of the Middle East, from Hellenization in antiquity to the impact of westernization on Islamic culture. Meticulously researched, this enlightening narrative explores the patterns of history that have repeated themselves in the Middle East.