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1 posted on 03/12/2007 8:03:24 PM PDT by bnelson44
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Bernard Lewis (born May 31, 1916, London) is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He specializes in the history of Islam and the interaction between Islam and the West and is especially famous for his works on the history of the Ottoman Empire.

Lewis is one of the most widely read scholars of the Middle East, whose advice is frequently sought by policymakers. The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing has written that, over a 60-year career, he has emerged as "the most influential postwar historian of Islam and the Middle East."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Lewis


2 posted on 03/12/2007 8:04:48 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: http://appealforcourage.org)
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I've read a couple of his books and I caught the C-SPAN presentation of his Kristol lecture. I'd like to be that wise and capable at 91!
3 posted on 03/12/2007 8:11:07 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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Thank you.


4 posted on 03/12/2007 9:00:10 PM PDT by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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Ugh...I don't get Real Player.

Dang...I am glad Bernard got that award though.


11 posted on 03/20/2007 8:30:56 PM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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I read the transcript of the lecture and learned a lot. Lewis is a great teacher. Thanks for posting this thread.


13 posted on 03/21/2007 4:18:56 AM PDT by syriacus (Truman as president: Korean War; 30,000 US deaths; full wartime censorship; military draft)
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Bernard Lewis is a man of great learning and great wisdom.


15 posted on 03/21/2007 5:07:22 AM PDT by mtntop3
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