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Author Hourani, Albert, 1915-1993.

Title A history of the Arab peoples / Albert Hourani ; with a new afterword by Malise Ruthven.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.

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 UniM Bail High Use  909.0974927 HOUR  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 565 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 514-543) and indexes.
Contents Part I Making of a World (Seventh-Tenth Century) -- 1 A New Power in an Old World 7 -- 2 Formation of an Empire 22 -- 3 Formation of a Society 38 -- 4 Articulation of Islam 59 -- Part II Arab Muslim Societies (Eleventh-Fifteenth Century) -- 5 Arab Muslim World 83 -- 6 Countryside 98 -- 7 Life of Cities 109 -- 8 Cities and Their Rulers 130 -- 9 Ways of Islam 147 -- 10 Culture of the 'Ulama 158 -- 11 Divergent Paths of Thought 172 -- 12 Culture of Courts and People 189 -- Part III Ottoman Age (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Century) -- 13 Ottoman Empire 209 -- 14 Ottoman Societies 231 -- 15 Changing Balance of Power in the Eighteenth Century 249 -- Part IV Age of European Empires (1800-1939) -- 16 European Power and Reforming Governments (1800-1860) 265 -- 17 European Empires and Dominant Elites (1860-1914) 279 -- 18 Culture of Imperialism and Reform 299 -- 19 Climax of European Power (1914-1939) 315 -- 20 Changing Ways of Life and Thought (1914-1939) 333 -- Part V Age of Nation-States (Since 1939) -- 21 End of the Empires (1939-1962) 353 -- 22 Changing Societies (1940s and 1950s) 373 -- 23 National Culture (1940s and 1950s) 389 -- 24 Climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s) 401 -- 25 Arab Unity and Disunity (since 1967) 416 -- 26 A Disturbance of Spirits (since 1967) 434 -- Genealogies and Dynasties 497 -- Family of the Prophet 499 -- Shi'i Imams 500 -- Caliphs 501 -- Important Dynasties 503 -- Ruling Families in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century 505.
Summary Upon its publication in 1991, Albert 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 world. Now this vital book is available with a new afterword. Noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven brings the story up to date from the mid-1980s, including such events as the Gulf War; civil unrest in Algeria; the change of leadership in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks in the United States, ongoing crisis in Iraq, and renewed violence between Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the need for a balanced and well-informed understanding of the Arab world, and make this insightful history of the Arab peoples more important than ever.
Subject Arab countries -- History.
ISBN 0674010175