A History of the Arab Peoples: ,

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1991 - History - 551 pages
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Hourani, the distinguished historian and interpreter, has written a masterwork--a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture. He looks at all sides of this rich civilization: the education, the science, the mosques, the Alhambra, as well as the conflicts, poverty, and role of women. 40 halftones; 13 maps.

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Engaging and informative history writing. - Goodreads
Hard to read as a non-adherent. - Goodreads
... a nice overview of Arab/Muslim history... - Goodreads
Hourani is a gifted writer and scholar. - Goodreads
Great intro to a complicated topic. - Goodreads

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When Said recommends this read, you walk yourself over to a bookstore and you buy it. This is a massive undertaking and offered an insight not only into the Arab world but the greater Islamic world ... Read full review

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User Review  - Max Carmichael - Goodreads

Sweeping generalizations about entire societies and their rulers and religious institutions, completely lacking insight into the particular lives of people and local communities. I learned a bit from the introductory chapters but couldn't finish the book. Read full review

Contents

Prologue i
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A New Power in an Old World
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European Empires and Dominant Elites
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