A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword by Albert Hourani

By Albert Hourani

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Upon its booklet in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork used to be hailed because the definitive tale of Arab civilization, and have become either a bestseller and an immediate vintage. In a breathtaking view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab historical past and tradition, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the folk and occasions that experience essentially formed the Arab world.

Now this seminal e-book comes in an improved moment version. famous Islamic student Malise Ruthven brings the tale brand new from the mid-1980s, together with such occasions because the Gulf warfare; civil unrest in Algeria; the switch of management in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the occasions of September eleven, 2001.

The terrorist assaults within the usa, ongoing trouble in Iraq, and renewed violence among Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the necessity for a balanced and well-informed figuring out of the Arab international, and make this insightful historical past of the Arab peoples extra very important than ever.

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