A History of the Arab Peoples

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Faber & Faber, Limited, Nov 17, 2011 - History
A History of the Arab Peoples covers not only political history, but also culture, society, economy and thought, in a work of profound and lasting importance. A magnificent display of the late Albert Hourani's lifetime of scholarship, it was a best-seller on first publication in 1991. This new edition, updated by Malise Ruthven, includes such recent events as the on-going crisis in Iraq, the civil war in Algeria and the aftermath of September 11th.

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This is one of the best history books of this scope that I have read. We learn about the history of the Arab peoples from the early life of Mohammed and the birth of Islam, through the rapid Arab ... Read full review

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User Review  - justindtapp - www.librarything.com

Albert Hourani - A History of the Arab Peoples, 1992 edition This book is a mile-high overview of the history of Arab peoples from Mohammed to 1991. I imagine it is standard textbook in an Arab ... Read full review

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Albert Hourani was Director of the Middle East Centre. He died in 1993.Malise Ruthven is the author, of Islam in the World and Islam: A Very Short Introduction.

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