A Middle East Mosaic

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 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 This book is a delight, a treasury of stories drawn not only from letters, diaries and histories, but also from unpublished archives and previously untranslated accounts.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780375758379
0375758372
Call Number: 303.4825 M584 2001
Characteristics: xxv, 469 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Bernard 1916-

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