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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No question this book offers a good overview of Arab culture and Middle Eastern history. There are many names and it is difficult to keep track of the different timelines across different regions of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob Hess - Goodreads

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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