The Arabs: A Short History / Edition 3

The Arabs: A Short History / Edition 3

by Philip Khuri Hitti
     
 

From the ancient cultures of the Middle East have sprung three of the world's major religions, outstanding accomplishments in literature and science, and seemingly never-ending conflict - compounded now not only by geopolitics, but by the international hunger for oil and the web of global terrorism.

But who are the Arabs, these remarkable people who have

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Overview

From the ancient cultures of the Middle East have sprung three of the world's major religions, outstanding accomplishments in literature and science, and seemingly never-ending conflict - compounded now not only by geopolitics, but by the international hunger for oil and the web of global terrorism.

But who are the Arabs, these remarkable people who have accomplished so much and who continue to both fascinate and confront the West?

Philip K. Hitti's eloquent short history is an acknowledged classic offering the best and quickest grasp of Arab history and culture.

Now with a new introduction by renowned MIT historian, Philip Khoury.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895267061
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
273
Sales rank:
953,655
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Arabs, Moslems and Semites1
The Original Arab, the Bedouin9
On the Eve of the Rise of Islam21
Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah30
The Book and the Faith42
Islam on the March56
The Caliphate71
Conquest of Spain80
Social and Cultural Life Makes a Start94
The Glory That Was Baghdad105
The Life of the People122
Science and Literature140
The Fine Arts154
Cordova: Jewel of the World162
Contributions to the West174
The Cross Supplants the Crescent193
The Crusades219
The Last Dynasty238
The Arab Lands in the Modern World252
Index265

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