Robert Irwin


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January 01, 1946

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Robert Irwin was born in 1946. He read Modern History at Oxford and taught Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. He also lectured on Arabic and Middle Eastern History at the universities of London, Cambridge and Oxford. He is the commissioning editor for the TLS for The Middle East and writes for a number of newspapers and journals in the UK and the USA.

Robert Irwin goes rollerblading most days and takes part in rollerblading marathons.His other pursuits include juggling, pinball and cooking.

He has published six novels: The Arabian Nightmare (1983), The Limits of Vision (1986), The Mysteries of Algiers (1988), Exquisite Corpse (1995), Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh (1997), and Satan Wants Me (1999). He is the author of six works o
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The Arabian Nightmare

3.83 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 1983 — 31 editions
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Satan Wants Me

3.92 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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Exquisite Corpse

3.76 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 1995 — 23 editions
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The Arabian Nights: A Compa...

4.10 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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The Alhambra

3.60 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectua...

3.63 avg rating — 150 ratings11 editions
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Night & Horses & the Desert...

4.09 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Wonders Will Never Cease

3.51 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis...

3.66 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Dangerous Knowledge: Orient...

3.70 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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More books by Robert Irwin…
“In the realm of the phenomenal, "less is more" only when less is the sum total of more.”
Robert Irwin

“Weirdness is beauty, beauty weirdness.”
Robert Irwin

“The inner meaning of history . . . involves speculation and an attempt to get at the truth, subtle explanation of the causes and origins of existing things, and deep knowledge of the how and why of events. (History,) therefore, is firmly rooted in philosophy. It deserves to be accounted a branch of (philosophy).”
Robert Irwin, Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography

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