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The Islamic World


From Classical to Modern Times

(Essays in Honor of Bernard Lewis)


C.E. Bosworth, Charles Issawi, Roger Savory, and A. L. Udovitch, Editors (with an Introduction by Charles Issawi)



About the Book:

    Bernard Lewis's work has covered all periods, and most countries, of the Islamic Middle East. This festschrift, written by some of his numerous colleagues, friends, and former students, includes some of the most distinguished Orientalists, historians, and social scientists of our time and is a fitting tribute to Professor Lewis's scholarship. The contributions range, geographically, from "On Chinese Rhubarb" to "The Jewish Courtier Class in Late Eighteenth-Century Morocco" and, topically, from "The Concept of Authority in Islamic Thought" to "A Forgotten Ottoman Romance" and "Safety in Numbers: Reflections on the Middle Eastern Balance of Power." Taken together, the fifty-two essays constitute a variegated collection of studies on a many-sided and important civilization. The collections are assembled under three major headings:

The Classical and Medieval Islamic World

Ottoman Studies

The Modern Middle East


About Bernard Lewis:

    Professor Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Princeton University.



This lengthy collection is a proper monument to the man honored.

—MESA Bulletin


Publication date: 1989

Plates; notes

Size: 6 x 9 (15.2 x 22.9 cm); xxv, 915 pages

CIP L.C. 88-30034

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