A History of the Arab Peoples

A History of the Arab Peoples

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By (author) Albert Hourani, Introduction by Malise Ruthven

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 36mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571226647
  • ISBN 13: 9780571226641
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 86,412

Product description

In a work of profound and lasting importance, Albert Hourani tells the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian Peninsula westwards, to the present day. "A History of the Arab Peoples" is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. For this edition, Malise Ruthven continues the history to include such recent events as the crisis in Iraq, the civil war in Algeria and the aftermath of September 11th.

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Author information

Albert Hourani was Director of the Middle East Centre. He died in 1993. Malise Ruthven is the author, of Islam in the World and Islam: A Very Short Introduction.

Review quote

"'Here at last is a genuinely readable, genuinely responsive history of the Arabs.' Edward Said 'Splendid... history in the grand style.' New York Times"