A History of the Arab Peoples (Updated Edition) by Albert Hourani

By Albert Hourani

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1991

In a bestselling paintings of profound and lasting value, the past due Albert Hourani advised the definitive historical past of the Arab peoples from the 7th century, while the hot faith of Islam started to unfold from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the current day. it's a masterly distillation of a life of scholarship and a special perception right into a without end stricken region.

This up to date version by means of Malise Ruthven provides a considerable new bankruptcy together with contemporary occasions comparable to Sep 11, the united states invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath, the autumn of the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the incipient civil struggle in Syria, bringing Hourani's magisterial heritage as much as date.

Ruthven means that whereas Hourani can hardly ever were anticipated to foretell intimately the big upheavals that experience shaken the Arab global lately he shouldn't have been totally shocked, given the patience of the kin-patronage networks he describes in his e-book and the demanding situations now posed to them by way of a brand new media-aware new release of disillusioned youth.

In a brand new biographical preface, Malise Ruthven exhibits how Hourani's views on Arab background have been formed by way of his distinctive historical past as an English-born Arab Christian with roots within the Levant.

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