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									Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
The Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University -- dubbed "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," by The New York Times -- Islam expert Bernard Lewis has raised both awareness levels and eyebrows with topical bestsellers like What Went Wrong? and The Crisis of Islam.

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Fact File

Name:
Bernard Lewis
Current Home:
Princeton, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
May 31, 1916
Place of Birth:
London, England
Education:
B.A., University of London, 1936; Diplome des Etudes Semitiques, University of Paris, 1937; Ph.D., University of London,
Awards:
The Harvey Prize, 1978; National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990; Ataturk Peace Prize, 1998; George Polk Award, 2001





Lewis's Latest

Selected Works

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								From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East, Author: 
								Bernard Lewis.

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From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East
by Bernard Lewis
For his latest offering, Lewis pulls together writings and speeches spanning four decades, featuring his most poignant reflections on Middle Eastern history and foreign affairs, the Iranian Revolution, the state of Israel, and more.
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								The Middle East, Author: 
								Bernard Lewis.
*  History: Remembered, Recovered, Invented (1975)
*  Cultures in Conflict (1995)
*  The Future of the Middle East (1997)
*  A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History (2000)
*  What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East (2002)
*  The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (2003)
*  From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East (2004)

*  See the Bernard Lewis chronology


An Author's Influences

"A lot of books have influenced my life," Lewis told us in our exclusive interview, "but I suppose that the two that have had a consistent influence are the plays of Shakespeare and the Bible. I devoted a great deal of time to these books -- under constraint when I was a student, and by choice ever since. I am certainly more familiar with them than with any other."

*  Learn more in our interview with Lewis


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