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Arabs in History

Arabs in History - 6th edition

Arabs in History - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780192803108

ISBN10: 0192803107

Arabs in History by Bernard Lewis - ISBN 9780192803108
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 6TH 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1993
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Arabs in History by Bernard Lewis - ISBN 9780192803108

ISBN13: 9780192803108

ISBN10: 0192803107

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 6TH 93

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Summary

Now brought completely up to date, this classic study by one of the world's premier historians of the Middle East considers the achievement of the Arab peoples and their place in world history, from pre-Islamic times to the present-day. In a concise and readable account, Lewis examines the awakening that accompanied the advent of Islam and the political, religious, and social developments that transformed the Arab kingdom into an Islamic empire. He brings the edition up-to-the-minute with an account of recent events in the Middle East and analyzes the forces, internal and external, that have shaped the modern Arab world. Lewis shows how Western inventions and institutions have shattered the old structures and the traditional way of life, affecting every Arab, and causing a still unsatisfied demand for social, political, and cultural renewal.
Incisive and intriguing, this highly regarded and timely work--previously translated into Arabic, as well as many other European, Asian, and Middle Eastern languages--is sure to advance a greater understanding of the Arab past and present.

Author Bio

Lewis, Bernard : Princeton University

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, and Long-Term Member of the Institute for Advance Study, Princeton University. He has published numerous books on the Middle East, including, The Assassins, Race and Slavery in the Middle East: A Historical Enquiry, and The Middle East.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Introduction
1. Arabia Before Islam
2. Muhammad and the Rise of Islam
3. The Age of the Conquests
4. The Arab Kingdom
5. The Islamic Empire
6. 'The Revolt of Islam'
7. The Arabs in Europe
8. Islamic Civilization
9. The Arabs in Eclipse
10. The Impact of the West
Chronological Table

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