Bernard Lewis (1916-2018): an intellectual giant (Fathom)


With the passing of Bernard Lewis, the world has sadly lost the greatest Middle East historian of the modern era. Lewis died on 19 May just a few days short of his 102nd birthday. The inordinate wealth of scholarship that Lewis produced in well over half a century of active academic life has enriched the field like no other and was blessed with a uniquely sweeping paradigmatic brilliance. His observations were not offered as predictions. They were his astute and learned analyses, but they were amazingly prescient in their understanding of the in-depth processes and social and political undercurrents of the Middle East and the Arab and Muslim world of our times.  Click here to read more