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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User Review  - jveezer - LibraryThing

This book was a good, balanced chronicle of the history and evolution of Islam, the Arabic people, and the nations that arose as a result. It should be required reading for anyone elected into ... Read full review

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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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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