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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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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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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