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A Concise History of the Arabs

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ISBN: 9780863567421
AuthorMcHugo, John
Pub Date27/03/2014
BindingPaperback
Pages384
CountryGBR
Dewey953
Publisher: Saqi Books
Quick overview New and updated edition covering fourteen centuries of Arab history, from the rise of Islam to the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. Well received this is an accessible introduction to the history of the Arab world for the general reader. Contains nine maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, suggestions for further reading and index.
€12.98

The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past.

In this authoritative account, John McHugo takes the reader through the political, social and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Going beyond the headlines, he describes in vivid detail a series of key turning points in Arab history from the mission of the Prophet Muhammad and the expansion of Islam to the region's interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism.

Now fully updated to cover the tumultuous years since the Arab Spring, this lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form and illuminates the choices that lie ahead.

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The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past.

In this authoritative account, John McHugo takes the reader through the political, social and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Going beyond the headlines, he describes in vivid detail a series of key turning points in Arab history from the mission of the Prophet Muhammad and the expansion of Islam to the region's interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism.

Now fully updated to cover the tumultuous years since the Arab Spring, this lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form and illuminates the choices that lie ahead.

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