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
... really good overview over the general history. - Goodreads
Great intro to a complicated topic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Aline - Goodreads

The author uses Arabic words excessively, requiring too much from the Arabic non-speaker. Nonetheless, very interesting thematic, in spite of being too overarching. Read full review

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User Review  - Lucas Mourão - Goodreads

This book is simply awesome! It tells us how the society, politics, economy and culture of arab people evolved since the beginning of islamism back in the VII century. Hourani has a simple and clear ... 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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Copyright

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