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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I wanted to read a comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and the Middle East, and the scope of this book is nothing if not broad: culture and religious/political history of the Arab-speaking world ... Read full review

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User Review  - Museveni - Goodreads

Very, very well written. Its not just about different powers in history, about the changing lives of all Arabs: urban and rural, men and women. Its incredible how topical it feels, and how Hourani ... 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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