Lewis (Near Eastern studies, Emeritus, Princeton Univ.) is noted for his many valuable historical works on the Middle East. This revised and updated collection of historical essays (Alcove, 1973) adds commentary on more recent events such as Anwar Sadat's assassination, the Salman Rushdie controversy, Khomeini's rise to power, and the surprising support of Sadam Hussein by some Arab groups. Nineteen of the original 21 essays have been reworked and combined with 13 additional historical/historiographical essays focused on contemporary events. Lewis's lucid style brings a fresh perspective and understanding to scholar and casual reader alike. Highly recommended.
- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
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Bernard Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, is considered the leading expert on Islam in the West. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.