Published April 1st by Warner Books first published Published on May 2, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It is fairly readable, considering the length, but Hourani accomplished the readability by not including any footnotes, only general references at the end of the book. This deeply informed and accessible account is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to comprehend this vital part of the world. هذا الكتاب نتيجة بحث أكاديمي محايد يروي تاريخ هذه الحضارة منذ بدايتها مع ظهور الإسلام حتى العصر الحديث. This might likely occur from a sense of a common ancestry or ties of dependence reinforced by a common acceptance of a religion. Like most of my fellow Ameri Hourani, Albert.
Take it out of your bookshelf whenever you might need to use it as reference. Like most of my fellow Americans I always wanted to use that phrase. Even a leader as intrepid and visionary as Abd al-Nasir is part of a long tradition of charismatic autocracy from the military class that ends up excluding the bourgeouisie from all power and isolating itself from public opinion; Saladin and Pasha Muhammed Ali are good examples. Mike said: For some reason unbeknownst to me I have a fascination with the history of th. In this definitive masterwork, distinguished Oxford historian Albert Hourani offers the most lucid, enlightening history ever written on the subject. Brown, Bryan Gibson Format Paperback 96 pages Dimensions 133 x 197 x 5. The second half, which brings in the fall of the Ottoman Empire and an uncomfortable for both sides engagement with the Western World.
Hourani sets up these ideas as a prelude to our current time, when all these foundations collide with modern day politics, economics, massive population growth and demand for resources to create a perfect storm of potential conflict in a part of the world that holds spiritual traditions and coveted material resources for most of the planet. It was also a book that kicked off many side trips: No region in the world today is more important than the Middle East:. I rated the book four-stars, but have to give myself only one-star. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. The writing strikes a nice balance; a scholarly work, it is still not forbidding for a non-academic reader. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Arab history. It is absolutely fascinating to see how the tribes in which the Prophet Mohammed became a major military and cultural force in only a few centuries conquering northern Africa to Malaysia.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A History of the Arab Peoples. Now this seminal book is available in an expanded second edition. He present it as, essentially, a war between two equal sides, in which the Zionist forces were better prepared and won the day. The problem is in the title.
While the base ideas were Western the Arab speaking states adapted them to their own history, circumstances, and culture. This history requires the discipline and understanding that can only be imparted by an aware instructor. In this task, he was aided by an interpretative skill almost equal to his powers of evaluation; A History of the Arab Peoples is also a monument to the importance of properly understanding the meaning of available evidence. It connected the world by linking the Indian Ocean trade with the Mediterranean. How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization.
It is well written and thorough; thorough to the point of exhaustion. The book is jam-packed with information. I am a fan of Islamic history and this is too hardcore, even for me. This may be a scholarly book, but it is anything but dry to read and it offers a wealth of information and insight into how the Middle East came to be as it is. He is far too lenient on the imperial powers, especially Britain he seems to be harder on France, for whatever reason, perhaps because of his own location.
If you are looking for an introductory book on Arab speaking and Islamic culture I would suggest , it is a lot more accessible to a first time reader and shorter too. If you want to know how peasants in medieval Syria lived, bam! This may be a scholarly albert hourani a history of the arab peoples, but it is anything but dry to read and it offers a wealth of information and insight into how the Middle East came to be as it is. This is not a book for the faint of heart. This also made it the unofficial language of trade across the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Sea as well as across the silk road trade routes. He also taught at the American University of Beirut, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard, ending his academic career as Fellow of St. More recent editions contain an afterword by Malise Ruthven bringing the history up to the present day including the Invasion of Iraq. After the war he helped prepare the Arab case for the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry.
More recent editions contain an by bringing the history up to the present day including the. You learn about the split between the shiites and sunnites, the spin offs such as the dervishes and the sufis, and the various dynasties that culminated in the Ottoman caliphate. Author by : Brigitte Gabriel Language : en Publisher by : St. The History of the Sunni and Shia Split traces the origins of the split between the two main branches of Islam and its impact on history and religion. Author by : Kirk H. الكتاب يحتوي على تفاص تاريخ الشعوب العربية للباحث اللبناني البريطاني ألبرت حوراني.