A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History
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A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History

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In times of war and in peace, from the earliest days of the Roman Empire to our own, Westerners have journeyed to the lands of the middle east, bringing back accounts of their adventures and impressions. Yet it was never a one way exchange. From the first Arab embassy to the Vikings in the 9th century to the internet musings of the Taliban, A Middle East Mosaic collects a...more
ebook, 496 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Modern Library (first published 2000)
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Good series of excerpts from primary sources. I liked the Middle East's reaction to the French and American Revolutions and Muslim reaction to western culture especially.
Dillon Tatum
Great!! All primary source documents, in translation, relating to all time periods of Middle East history.
Attempts to unravel an extremely complex history, but does it in an eloquent manner.
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Bernard Lewis, FBA (born May 31, 1916) is a British-American historian, scholar in Oriental studies, and political commentator. He is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He specializes in the history of Islam and the interaction between Islam and the West, and is especially famous in academic circles for his works on the history of the Ottoman...more
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