BirthdayMay 20, 2010

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  1. About Bernard Lewis

    Full name: Bernard Lewis
    Also known as: Bernard Lewis, Lewis, Bernard
    Professions: British-American historian

  2. Bernard Lewis Known for

    Quartet (1948), No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948), The Upturned Glass (1947), Daughter of Darkness (1948)

  3. Bernard Lewis Biography

    Bernard Lewis, FBA (born May 31, 1916) is a British-American historian specializing in oriental studies who is also known as a public intellectual and political commentator. He is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Lewis' expertise is in the history of Islam and the interaction between Islam and the West, and is especially famous in academic circles for his works on the history of the Ottoman Empire.Lewis served as a soldier in the British Army in the Royal Armoured Corps and Intelligence Corps during the Second World War before being seconded to the Foreign Office. After the war, he returned to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London and was appointed to the new chair in Near and Middle Eastern History.Lewis is a widely read expert on the Middle East, and is regarded as one of the West’s leading scholars of that region. His advice has been frequently sought by policymakers, including the Bush administration. In the Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, Martin Kramer, whose Ph.D. thesis was directed by Lewis, considered that, over a 60-year career, Lewis has emerged as "the most influential postwar historian of Islam and the Middle East."Lewis is known for his views on the Armenian Genocide. He acknowledges that massacres against the Armenians occurred, but does not believe it meets the definition of genocide. He is notable for his public debates with the late Edward Said, concerning the latter's book Orientalism (1978), which criticized Lewis and other European Orientalists.

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