History of the Arab Peoples

History of the Arab Peoples

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 36mm | 358.34g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0571226647
  • 9780571226641
  • 138,476

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

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.
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