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Bernard Lewis

Born: 31-May-1916
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Middle East scholar

Military service: British Army

Wife: Ruth Hélène Oppenhejm (m. 1947, div. 1974, 2 children)
Girlfriend: Buntzie Ellis Churchill

    University: BA History, University of London (1936)
    University: University of Paris
    University: PhD, University of London
    Professor: University of London
    Professor: Princeton University (1974-86)
    Professor: Cornell University (1986-90)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Philosophical Society
    Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
    Foreign Policy Research Institute Board of Advisors
    Institute for Advanced Study
    Libby Legal Defense Trust Advisory Committee
    Naturalized US Citizen 1982
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
Turkey To-Day (1940, nonfiction)
The Origins of Ismailism: A Study of the Historical Background of the Fatimid Caliphate (1940, history)
The Arabs in History (1950, history)
Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire (1963, history)
The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam (1968, nonfiction)
The Middle East and the West (1968, nonfiction)
Race and Color in Islam (1971, nonfiction)
Islam in History: Ideas, Men and Events in the Middle East (1973, essays)
The Jews of Islam (1984, nonfiction)
Semites and Anti-Semites: An Enquiry into the Significance of Anti-Semitism in the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1986, international affairs)
Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry (1990, history)
The Political Language of Islam (1991, nonfiction)
Islam and the West (1993, nonfiction)
The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years (1995, history)
Cultures in Conflict: Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Age of Discovery (1995, history)
The Muslim Discovery of Europe (2001)
What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East (2002, nonfiction)
The Emergence of Modern Turkey (2002, nonfiction)
The Crisis of Islam (2003, religion)
From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East (2004, nonfiction)
Political Words and Ideas in Islam (2008, nonfiction)
Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East (2010, nonfiction)
The End of Modern History in the Middle East (2011, nonfiction)

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