The Middle East

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bernard Lewis
Narrator: Richard M. Davidson
Genres: History, Middle East
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: October 2001
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 19 hours, 15 minutes
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From the birth of Christianity to the modern era, renowned historian and Princeton professor Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East. Elegantly written and accessible, this comprehensive volume paints a varied and intriguing portrait of a region steeped in traditionalism even while geography and politics force change upon it.

With wit and gravity, sympathy and objectivity, the author explores the cultural currents that for 2,000 years have flowed across the broad territory spanning Morocco to the Central Asian steppes. He covers fascinating details like transformations in clothing to earth-shaking events like the Mongol conquest. And he considers the future of the region where ancient patterns and conflicts seem destined to repeat themselves.

Bernard Lewis draws from a multitude of sources including the work of archaeologists and scholars to create this chronological look at the Middle East. Richard M. Davidson's thoughtful performance leads you on a search through the past for answers to questions that will inevitably arise in the future.

Author Details

Author Details

Lewis, Bernard

Bernard T. Lewis is a recognized leader in facilities management and the author of McGraw-Hill s Facility Manager s Operation and Maintenance Handbook and Facility Manager s Portable Handbook. Dr. Lewis owns and manages a facilities management consultant firm that specializes in facilities engineering management problem-solving. His clients have included the Charles E. Smith Companies, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the Port Authority of New York. A member of the Association of Facilities Engineers, Dr. Lewis teaches engineering management, lectures on facilities management nationally and internationally, and is the author of 21 books and numerous magazine articles on facilities management and engineering. A West Point graduate in civil/mechanical engineering, he holds an M.A. in mathematics from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Pacific Western University. Richard P. Payant has more than 7 years of experience as Director of Facilities Management at Georgetown University and more than 23 years experience with the Army Corps of Engineers. A certified plant engineer and facility manager, an adjunct professor at George Mason, and the author of several professional publications, he has an M.A. in business management/public administration from Central Michigan University and a B.S. from Norwich University.