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History of the Arab peoples

Albert Hourani

History of the Arab peoples

by Albert Hourani

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Published by Faber Paperbacks in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arabs -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlbert Hourani.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS37.7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16698747M
    ISBN 100571162088

    A History of the Arab Peoples Book Summary: In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a.   A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3, years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language.

    "A History of the Arab Peoples" is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. For this edition, Malise Ruthven continues the history to include such recent events as the crisis in Iraq, the civil war in Algeria and the 5/5(1).   In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day/5(K).

      “For much of Arab history, two rationalities have coexisted, those of the ‘settled’ and of the ‘bedouin’, the peoples and the tribes, seemingly in perpetual duality, clashing yet embracing, loving and hating, yin and yang.”.   A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3, years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances.


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History of the Arab peoples by Albert Hourani Download PDF EPUB FB2

A challenging but ultimately valuable read. The history of the Arab peoples begins with the coalescence of Arabic into a written language, which, essentially begins with the writing of the Koran. Thus, the history of the Arab peoples is, in a very real way, the history of Islam/5.

Hourani tries to cover most of the history of the Arab peoples, but this is certainly no easy task. He ends up quickly surveying this history.

Despite its brevity, Hourani's volume is a reference work par excellence. Hourani is well read and his book is well researched. His style is inviting even if the massive number of dates and names might /5(70).

Hourani tries to cover most of the history of the Arab peoples, but this is certainly no easy task. He ends up quickly surveying this history. Despite its brevity, Hourani's volume is a reference work par excellence. Hourani is well read and his book is well researched.

His style is inviting even if the massive number of dates and names might /5(93). When Hourani titled his book, "History of the Arab Peoples," he was being honest and literal the book is literally a history of the peoples, including the development of their interpretations of Islam, the formation of various schools of thought on the Islamic law and how literally it was to be interpreted, the conflict between secularism and fundamentalism and nationalism in the post Cited by: Albert Hourani’s A History of the Arab Peoples is an ambitious and successful attempt to summarize fourteen centuries of political, cultural, and religious history of people who inhabited an.

The history of the Arabs begins in the mid-ninth century BC, which is the earliest known attestation of the Old Arabic language. The Arabs appear to have been under the vassalage of the Neo-Assyrian Empire; they went from the Arabian Peninsula to Mauritania.

Arab tribes, most notably the Ghassanids and Lakhmids, begin to appear in the southern Syrian Desert from the mid-third century CE onward. A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword / Edition 2. by Albert Hourani, 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 : Harvard. T his bestselling history of the Arab-speaking parts of the Islamic world by British-Lebanese historian Albert Hourani first appeared in A lot has happened since.

In a new preface Author: Ian Pindar. The book starts with history of pre-islamic Arabia and ends in the 20th century. Glubb also gives the Western reader an excellent understanding of the Arab mind and sense of what an Arab is.

In the West we love to think of peoples as homogeneous wholes living in a certain territory: 'the French', 'the Germans', or 'the Danes'/5. • Arabs: A 3,Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires by Tim Mackintosh-Smith is published by Yale University Press (£25). To order a copy go to. This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3, years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their.

Upon its publication inAlbert Houraniâe(tm)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 this seminal book is available in an /5(2). Get this from a library. A history of the Arab peoples.

[Albert Hourani] -- Encyclopedic and panoramic in its scope, this fascinating work chronicles the rich, spiritual, political, and cultural institutions of Arab history through 13 centuries.

But the evident virtues of A History of the Arab Peoples notwithstanding, close scrutiny of the book reveals some major deficiencies, having to do with its static quality, its tendency to gloss over problems, and its hidden agenda.

To begin with, Mr. Hourani's narrative lacks a sense of history. The late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day.

It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. Upon its publication inAlbert 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 this seminal book is available in an expanded 4/5(5).

A History of the Arab Peoples covers not only political history, but also culture, society, economy and thought, in a work of profound and lasting importance. A magnificent display of the late Albert Hourani's lifetime of scholarship, it was a best-seller on first publication in /5(54).

This classic history of the Arab peoples is a work of great thoroughness and insight which contains much to satisfy general readers as well as scholars.

Here is the story of the rise of Islam in the Middle Ages, its conquests, its empire, its time of greatness and of decay, unrolling one of the richest and most instructive panoramas in history. Upon its publication inAlbert Hourani's masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization.

Now this seminal book is available in an expanded second edition. Noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven brings the story up to date from the mids, including such events as the Gulf War; civil unrest in Algeria; the change of leadership in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the.

Book Summary: The title of this book is A History of the Arab Peoples and it was written by Albert Hourani, Malise Ruthven (Afterword). This particular edition is in a Paperback format.

This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $Pages:. I chose this book because I think the weight of history and the historical context is really important.

There have been a number of general histories of the Arab world. What Eugene Rogan does in this book is to provide a very well written, comprehensive and general history of the Arab world in modern times.A History of the Arab Peoples | Albert Hourani | download | B–OK.

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