Hazhir Teirmourian

A Historian Read by Both Sides

From Babel To Dragomans: Interpreting The Middle East


Weidenfeld & Nicolson 438pp £20 order from our bookshop

THE WESTERN READER – indeed, readers anywhere – could wish for neither a more humane nor a wiser or better-informed commentator on the region that is currently giving everyone so much of a headache than Bernard Lewis. Our greatest authority on the world of Islam has followed his recent series of best-selling books with this gathering of fifty-one essays from the past fifty-one years. And an enjoyable, as well as an enlightening, collection it turns out to be.

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