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    • Bernard Lewis at the 92nd Street Y on the Middle East in Transition

    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    Join Professor Bernard Lewis at this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y as he shares his thoughts on Iraq and the Middle Eastern power balance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ten Years Ago And As Urgent As Ever

    • By David on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Crisis of Islam

    • Holy War and Unholy Terror
    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated by: Bernard Lewis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the frustrations and resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and tells us what the Islamic doctrine of jihad has meant at different times in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Worth It, HIghly Recommended!

    • By Frank on 04-17-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Bernard Lewis at the 92nd Street Y on Jihad and Contemporary Politics

    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated by: Gail Saltz
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Bernard Lewis discusses the Islamic doctrine of Holy War and its manipulation by modern extremists. Lewis turns to history to answer the most critical question we face today: is this a clash of civilization, an intractable ideological face-off like the Cold War? These are topics that came out of his work on his book Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • What Went Wrong

    • Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 220
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    For many centuries, the world of Islam was at the forefront of human achievement: the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great place to start

    • By Jason on 03-22-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Islam

    • The Religion and the People
    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
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    For many people, Islam remains a mystery. Here, Bernard Lewis and Buntzie Ellis Churchill examine Islam - what its adherents believe and how their religion has shaped them, their rich and diverse cultures, and their politics over more than 14 centuries. Considered one of the West's leading experts on Islam, Lewis, with Churchill, has written an illuminating introduction for those who want to understand the faith and the global challenges it confronts and presents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent; objective & informative book on Islam

    • By Matthew A. Moore on 09-05-17
    • The Religion and the People
    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • From Babel to Dragomans

    • Interpreting the Middle East
    • By: Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated by: William Neenan
    • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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    Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Hailed as "the world's foremost Islamic scholar" (Wall Street Journal), as "a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world" (Baltimore Sun), and as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" (New York Times), Lewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted voice that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fifty Years Of Good Stuff

    • By David on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Notes on a Century

    • Reflections of a Middle East Historian
    • By: Bernard Lewis, Buntzie Ellis Churchill
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Few historians end up as historical actors in their own right, but Bernard Lewis has both witnessed and participated in some of the key events of the last century. When we think of the Middle East, we see it in terms that he defined and articulated.In this exceptional memoir he shares stories of his wartime service in London and Cairo, decrypting intercepts for MI6, with sometimes unexpected consequences. After the war, he was the first Western scholar ever invited into the Ottoman archives in Istanbul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't Get Enough of the Book

    • By Sanford H. on 12-11-13

    Regular price: $29.99