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The Middle East : a brief history of the last 2,000 years

Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scribner, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charts the successive transformations of the Middle East; details the forces that have shaped the history of the region: the Islamic religion and legal system; the traditions of government; the immense variety of trade and the wide range of crops; the elites--military, commercial, religious, intellectual and artistic--and the commonality, including such socially distinct groups as slaves, women, and non-believers.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, Bernard, 1916-2018.
Middle East.
New York, N.Y. : Scribner, ©1995
(OCoLC)605223769
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Lewis
ISBN: 0684807122 9780684807126 9780684832807 0684832801
OCLC Number: 34190629
Description: xii, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Before Christianity --
2. Before Islam --
3. Origins --
4. The 'Abbasid Caliphate --
5. The coming of the Steppe peoples --
6. The Mongol aftermath --
7. The gunpowder empires --
8. The state --
9. The economy --
10. The elites --
11. The commonalty --
12. Religion and law --
13. Culture --
14. Challenge --
15. Change --
16. Response and reaction--
17. New ideas --
18. From war to war --
19. From freedom to freedom.
Responsibility: Bernard Lewis.
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Illuminating both the history and the current climate in the Middle East, Bernard Lewis presents an authoritative, accessible examination, within a narrative framework, of the traditions of  Read more...

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