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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User Review  - Liz Polding - Goodreads

An outstanding and thought-provoking book with some scarily accurate thoughts on how the situation in the Middle East might develop. The afterword by Malise Ruthven in 2002 discusses how the issues ... 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


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