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    DescriptionIn a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab people from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian Peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath, the fall of the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the incipient civil war in Syria, bringing Hourani's magisterial History up to date. Ruthven suggests that while Hourani can hardly have been expected to predict in detail the massive upheavals that have shaken the Arab world recently he would not have been entirely surprised, given the persistence of the kin-patronage networks he describes in his book and the challenges now posed to them by a new media-aware generation of dissatisfied youth. In a new biographical preface, Malise Ruthven shows how Hourani's perspectives on Arab history were shaped by his unique background as an English-born Arab Christian with roots in the Levant.

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    A History of the Arab Peoples
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Albert Hourani, Afterword by Malise Ruthven, Introduction by Malise Ruthven
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571288014
    ISBN 10: 0571288014

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    Libri: NAHE6000, NAHO5000, P0040042, ARAB6040, ARAB6043
    DC23: 909.04927
    Thema V1.0: NHG
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    03 January 2013
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    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.