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Arab Mind

Arab Mind - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-1578262458

Cover of Arab Mind REV 07 (ISBN 978-1578262458)
ISBN13: 978-1578262458
ISBN10: 1578262453
Edition: REV 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Hatherleigh Co. Ltd.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Arab Mind - REV 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1578262458

Raphael Patai

ISBN13: 978-1578262458
ISBN10: 1578262453
Edition: REV 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Hatherleigh Co. Ltd.
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Since its original publication in 1983, the revised edition of Raphael Patai's The Arab Mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies. This penetrating analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture. The Arab Mind discusses the upbringing of a typical Arab boy or girl, the intense concern with honor and courage, the Arabs' tendency toward extremes of behavior, and their ambivalent attitudes toward the West. Chapters are devoted to the influence of Islam, sexual mores, Arab language and Arab art, Bedouin values, Arab nationalism, and the pervasive influence of Westernization. With a new foreword by Norvell B. DeAtkine, Director of Middle East Studies at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, N.C., this book unravels the complexities of Arab traditions and provides authentic revelations of Arab mind and character.

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