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A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History (Modern Library Classics)
by Bernard Lewis
Binding: Paperback, New edition edition, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
Weight: 0.9 pound
Dimension: H: 1.3 x L: 7.9 x W: 5.1 inches
ISBN 10: 0375758372
ISBN 13: 9780375758379
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Book Description:
In times of war and in peace, from the earliest days of the Roman Empire to our own, Westerners have traveled to the lands of the Middle East, bringing back accounts of their adventures and impressions. But it was never a one way journey. In this spirited collection of Western views of the Middle East and Middle Eastern views of the West, Bernard Lewis gives us a rich overview of two thousand years of commerce, diplomacy, war and exploration. We hear from Napoleon, St. Augustine, T. E. Lawrence, Karl Marx and Ibn Khaldun. We peer into Queen Elizabeth's business correspondence, strike oil with Freya Stark and follow the footsteps of Mark Twain and Ibn Battuta, the Marco Polo of the East. This book is a delight, a treasury of stories drawn not only from letters, diaries and histories, but also from unpublished archives and previously untranslated accounts.


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