The Arabs: A Short History / Edition 3

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895267061
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 273
  • Sales rank: 1,468,314
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Arabs, Moslems and Semites 1
The Original Arab, the Bedouin 9
On the Eve of the Rise of Islam 21
Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah 30
The Book and the Faith 42
Islam on the March 56
The Caliphate 71
Conquest of Spain 80
Social and Cultural Life Makes a Start 94
The Glory That Was Baghdad 105
The Life of the People 122
Science and Literature 140
The Fine Arts 154
Cordova: Jewel of the World 162
Contributions to the West 174
The Cross Supplants the Crescent 193
The Crusades 219
The Last Dynasty 238
The Arab Lands in the Modern World 252
Index 265
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