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
... really good overview over the general history. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

read it during undergrad. really good overview over the general history. writing style is not really involving but information wise a treasure. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

A good overview, but it lacked some of the depth I would have liked about certain events. Oh well... I guess that's what the 26 page bibliography is for. Read full review

Contents

Prologue i
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A New Power in an Old World
7
European Empires and Dominant Elites
17
Copyright

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