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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Engaging and informative history writing. - Goodreads
Hard to read as a non-adherent. - Goodreads
... a nice overview of Arab/Muslim history... - Goodreads
Hourani is a gifted writer and scholar. - Goodreads
Great intro to a complicated topic. - Goodreads
... really good overview over the general history. - Goodreads

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Comprehensive is the only word that describes the brilliance of Hourani's A History of Arab Peoples. The commanding work wanders throughout the Arab region telling his readers a story while informing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sanity Assasin - Goodreads

Cursory but not to be neglected. An already basic knowledge is essential as the author (obviously covering an entire history of a peoples) only briefly mentions some subjects with an assumption that the reader already knows somewhat about it. Very informative for those who have a keen interest. Read full review

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