A History of the Arab Peoples

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Harvard University Press, 2002 - History - 565 pages
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Upon its publication in 1991, Albert Hourani‚e(tm)s masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic. In a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the people and events that have fundamentally shaped the Arab world.Now this seminal book is available in an expanded second edition. Noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven brings the story up to date from the mid-1980s, including such events as the Gulf War; civil unrest in Algeria; the change of leadership in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001.The terrorist attacks in the United States, ongoing crisis in Iraq, and renewed violence between Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the need for a balanced and well-informed understanding of the Arab world, and make this insightful history of the Arab peoples more important than ever.
 

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too dense

User Review  - rsully - Borders

I started this book hoping to develop my understanding of the Arab world's complexities. This book is FULL of information but without an insightful lens with which to focus that information. The best-written chapters are those on the Ottomans/Turks. Read full review

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User Review  - Hanno - LibraryThing

A solid, readable, informative book. It encompasses the history of the Arabs and Islam in the middle east and does not include the history of Islam in other regions such as Indonesia or non-Arab ... Read full review

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