By Albert Hourani

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Upon its e-book in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork was once hailed because the definitive tale of Arab civilization, and have become either a bestseller and an immediate vintage. In a wide ranging view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab background and tradition, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the folks and occasions that experience essentially formed the Arab world.

Now this seminal ebook comes in an elevated moment variation. famous Islamic pupil Malise Ruthven brings the tale brand new from the mid-1980s, together with such occasions because the Gulf struggle; civil unrest in Algeria; the swap of management in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the occasions of September eleven, 2001.

The terrorist assaults within the usa, ongoing concern in Iraq, and renewed violence among Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the necessity for a balanced and well-informed knowing of the Arab global, and make this insightful historical past of the Arab peoples extra very important than ever.

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