A History of the Arab Peoples / Edition 1

A History of the Arab Peoples / Edition 1

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by Albert Habib Hourani
     
 

Praise for the first edition
“A splendid achievement … Written with just the right mix of empathy and sensitivity, and a feel for the irony of human history. This is history in the grand style. It can lead to a better understanding of the Arabs, past and present.”
—L. Carl Brown, New York Times Book Review
“Here at last is a… See more details below

Overview

Praise for the first edition
“A splendid achievement … Written with just the right mix of empathy and sensitivity, and a feel for the irony of human history. This is history in the grand style. It can lead to a better understanding of the Arabs, past and present.”
—L. Carl Brown, New York Times Book Review
“Here at last is a genuinely readable, genuinely responsive history of the Arabs.”
—Edward W. Said, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Upon its publication in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic. In a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the people and events that have fundamentally shaped the Arab world.
Now this seminal book is available in an expanded second edition. Noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven brings the story up to date from the mid-1980s, including such events as the Gulf War; civil unrest in Algeria; the change of leadership in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001.
The terrorist attacks in the United States, ongoing crisis in Iraq, and renewed violence between Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the need for a balanced and well-informed understanding of the Arab world, and make this insightful history of the Arab peoples more important than ever.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674395657
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Series:
Belknap Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.73(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on Spelling
Note on Dates
Prologue1
Pt. IThe Making of a World (Seventh-Tenth Century)
1A New Power in an Old World7
2The Formation of an Empire22
3The Formation of a Society38
4The Articulation of Islam59
Pt. IIArab Muslim Societies (Eleventh-Fifteenth Century)
5The Arab Muslim World83
6The Countryside98
7The Life of Cities109
8Cities and Their Rulers130
9Ways of Islam147
10The Culture of the 'Ulama158
11Divergent Paths of Thought172
12The Culture of Courts and People189
Pt. IIIThe Ottoman Age (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Century)
13The Ottoman Empire209
14Ottoman Societies231
15The Changing Balance of Power in the Eighteenth Century249
Pt. IVThe Age of European Empires (1800-1939)
16European Power and Reforming Governments (1800-1860)265
17European Empires and Dominant Elites (1860-1914)279
18The Culture of Imperialism and Reform299
19The Climax of European Power (1914-1939)315
20Changing Ways of Life and Thought (1914-1939)333
Pt. VThe Age of Nation-States (since 1939)
21The End of the Empires (1939-1962)353
22Changing Societies (1940s and 1950s)373
23National Culture (1940s and 1950s)389
24The Climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s)401
25Arab Unity and Disunity (since 1967)416
26A Disturbance of Spirits (since 1967)434
Afterword 2002459
Maps473
Tables497
Notes508
Bibliography514
Index of Terms544
Index547

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