Bernard Lewis is internationally recognised as an outstanding scholar and historian of Middle Eastern and Islamic history Bernard Lewis's work has become increasingly well known in recent years WHAT WENT WRONG? has sold over 35,000 in paperback and has been sold to 17 countries, spending 15 weeks in the New York Times bestseller list THE CRISIS OF ISLAM was a Sunday Times bestseller This book brings together his very best essays from a lifetime's work Includes unpublished material '[Bernard Lewis] is the best available guide to the fraught and mostly unequal relationships which have developed over such a long time between Muslims and non-Muslims...Lewis is, on top of everything else, a graceful writer' Sunday Telegraph
Bernard Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Born in London in 1916, he was Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of London from 1949 to 1974. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Indonesian. He is a member of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Institut de France. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.