The Arabs in History / Edition 6

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Overview

Now brought completely up to date, this classic study by one of the world's premier historians of the Middle East considers the achievement of the Arab peoples and their place in world history, from pre-Islamic times to the present-day. In a concise and readable account, Lewis examines the awakening that accompanied the advent of Islam and the political, religious, and social developments that transformed the Arab kingdom into an Islamic empire. He brings the edition up-to-the-minute with an account of recent events in the Middle East and analyzes the forces, internal and external, that have shaped the modern Arab world. Lewis shows how Western inventions and institutions have shattered the old structures and the traditional way of life, affecting every Arab, and causing a still unsatisfied demand for social, political, and cultural renewal.
Incisive and intriguing, this highly regarded and timely work—previously translated into Arabic, as well as many other European, Asian, and Middle Eastern languages—is sure to advance a greater understanding of the Arab past and present.

"Well worth the attention of serious students of the Near East." --American Historical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192803108
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition, Reissue
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 810,538
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Lewis

About the Author:
Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author of many books, including Race and Slavery in the Middle East, The Muslim Discovery of Europe, The Assassins, and The Political Language of Islam.

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    1. Hometown:
      Princeton, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of London, 1936; Diplome des Etudes Semitiques, University of Paris, 1937; Ph.D., University of London,

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Introduction 1
1 Arabia Before Islam 15
2 Muhammad and the Rise of Islam 32
3 The Age of the Conquests 47
4 The Arab Kingdom 65
5 The Islamic Empire 84
6 'The Revolt of Islam' 107
7 The Arabs in Europe 125
8 Islamic Civilization 142
9 The Arabs in Eclipse 157
10 The Impact of the West 180
Chronological Table 209
Notes 216
Guide to Further Reading 220
Index 225
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