The Multiple Identities of the Middle East
Most of the modern states of the Middle East are of recent origin, yet the region is the birthplace of three religions and many civilizations. Bernard Lewis, one of the world's most respected historians of the Middle East, discusses the countries and frontiers; their religions and communities; language and loyalties to place, and Middle Eastern perceptions of outsiders. He also considers the effect of alien ideas and influences including liberalism, nationalism, fascism, socialism and democracy.
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THE MULTIPLE IDENTITIES OF THE MIDDLE EASTUser Review - Kirkus
An enlightening, if occasionally repetitive, study of the uniquely complex notion of identity in the Middle East. Lewis, professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University (Cultures in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsoos - LibraryThing
interesting little volume that addresses some of the deep rooted issues in the Middle East. Very nice presentation of long-ingrained cultural issues via exploration of concepts such as nation and ... Read full review