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The Arabs

Author : Eugene Rogan
ISBN : 9780718196837
Genre : History
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Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings and eyewitness accounts of those who lived through the tumultuous years of Arab history, The Arabs balances different voices - politicians, intellectuals, students, men and women, poets and novelists, famous, infamous and the completely unknown - to give a rich, complex sense of life over nearly five centuries. Rogan's book is remarkable for its geographical sweep, covering the Arab world from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, and for the depth in which it explores every facet of modern Arab history. Charting the evolution of Arab identity from Ottomanism to Arabism to Islamism, it covers themes including the conflict between national independence and foreign domination, the Arab-Israeli struggle and the peace process, Abdel Nasser and the rise of Arab Nationalism, the political and economic power of oil and the conflict between secular and Islamic values. This multilayered, fascinating and definitive work is the essential guide to understanding the history of the modern Arab world - and its future.

The Arabs

Author : Eugene Rogan
ISBN : 9780465032488
Genre : History
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In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on Arab sources and texts to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context for the first time. Tracing five centuries of Arab history, Rogan reveals that there was an age when the Arabs set the rules for the rest of the world. Today, however, the Arab world’s sense of subjection to external powers carries vast consequences for both the region and Westerners who attempt to control it. Updated with a new epilogue, The Arabs is an invaluable, groundbreaking work of history.

The Arabs

Author : Eugene Rogan
ISBN : 9780718196783
Genre : History
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The history of the Arab world is a story of colonization, war and resistance but also rich creativity, encompassing a diverse area from Morocco to Iraq. Eugene Rogan's acclaimed book traces five hundred years of tumultuous history, from the Ottoman conquests to today's world, drawing on accounts of politicians, poets, intellectuals and ordinary people to tell this story through the eyes of the Arab men and women who lived it. 'An outstanding, gripping and exuberant narrative, full of flamboyant character sketches, witty asides and magisterial scholarship.' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times 'Strikingly vivid and authoritative . . .He is a master of Arab sources.' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Brilliant . . . Mixing academic rigour with a lively narrative style, The Arabs is required reading.' Anthony Sattin, Spectator 'A beautifully created tour d'histoire . . . If you want to understand who the modern Arabs are and how their relationship with the western world has evolved, you will not find a better book.' Kishwer Falkner, Prospect 'Outstanding on all levels, an essential guide for understanding the modern history of the Arabs and their future.' Akbar Al-Adab (Literature News, Cairo)

The Arabs

Author : Eugene L. Rogan
ISBN : PSU:000067089420
Genre : History
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Eugene Rogan' major new book is at its heart about the extraordinary diversity of the Arab experience diversity of the Arab experience: a people united by language and religion, but separated by politics and sheer geographical range - from the Moroccan Atlantic coast to the Indian Ocean. Drawing on the writings and eyewitness accounts of those who lived through the tumultuous yeras of Arab history, The Arabs tries to balance different voices - politicians, intellectuals, journalists, students, men and women, poets and novelists, famous, infamous and the completely unknown - to give a rich, complex sense of life over nearly five centuries, starting in 1516 with the disastrous defeat of Arab forces and their subjugation by the Ottoman Turks.With the end of first of the Ottoman Empire and then of the European colonial empires in the twentieth century, most Arabs were at last ruling themselves again, and had their lives transformed by the astonishing accident of control over the world's supply of oil. The independent Arab states have since been buffeted by the creation of Israel, the vagaries of the Cold War and their own rivalries and instabilities. Eugene Rogan's multilayered, fascinating book is the essential guide to the states that lie at the heart of understanding the modern world and its future.

The Arabs

Author : Philip Khuri Hitti
ISBN : 0895267063
Genre : History
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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.

A History Of The Arab Peoples

Author : Albert Hourani
ISBN : 9780571302499
Genre : History
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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 perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath, the fall of the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the incipient civil war in Syria, bringing Hourani's magisterial History up to date. Ruthven suggests that while Hourani can hardly have been expected to predict in detail the massive upheavals that have shaken the Arab world recently he would not have been entirely surprised, given the persistence of the kin-patronage networks he describes in his book and the challenges now posed to them by a new media-aware generation of dissatisfied youth. In a new biographical preface, Malise Ruthven shows how Hourani's perspectives on Arab history were shaped by his unique background as an English-born Arab Christian with roots in the Levant.

The Jew The Arab

Author : Gil Anidjar
ISBN : 0804748241
Genre : History
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This book argues that in "Christian Europe," the question of the enemy has for millennia been structured by the historical relation of Europe to both Arab and Jew. It provides a philosophical understanding of the background of the current conflict in the Middle East.

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