The Arabs

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University of Chicago Press, Jul 15, 1981 - History - 188 pages
"The Arabs is an interpretative essay based upon a great deal of reading and research, and like other writings of the author, brilliant and insightful. Rodinson's response to the question Who are the Arabs? traces the career of the Arab people from their first appearance about twenty-nine centuries ago up to the present day. The purpose of the book is to make the reader aware of an undeniable Arab being, of its historic performance and its contemporary situation, on the basis of a scientifically careful but sympathetic study and statement." Back cover.
 

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Rodinson gives an honest and accurate introduction to the issues of the Arab world that is as salient today as it was when it was first published. While many of the specifics have changed, Rodinson ... Read full review

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Contents

Who Are the Arabs?
3
The Nature and Growth of Arabhood
51
Arabism
91
Prospects and Pitfalls for the Arab World
131
Is a Comprehensive Portrait of the Arabs Possible?
145
Conclusion
179
Index
183
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Maxime Rodinson is Directeur d'Etudes at l'Ecole pratique des hautes études at the Sorbonne.

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