Geoffrey Lewis Lewis 1920–2008

R. C. Repp

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264751
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734229 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Geoffrey Lewis Lewis 1920–2008

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Professor Geoffrey Lewis Lewis was a pioneer in Turkish Studies in Britain and an internationally admired scholar in the field. In considering the body of his work as a whole, two consistent themes emerge, two driving forces behind it: first, a deep, continuing fascination with language, and now especially with Turkish; and second, a rooted and constantly developing love of Turkey and its people and a concomitant desire to bring its language, history, and culture to the attention of the English-speaking world by a variety of means, all of them grounded in a thorough scholarly engagement with his subject.

Keywords: Turkish studies; biography; obituary

Chapter.  4215 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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