A History of the Arab Peoples, Albert Hourani
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A History of the Arab Peoples

Author: Albert Hourani

Narrator: Wanda McCaddon

Unabridged: 19 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 06/30/2010

Genre: History - Middle East

Synopsis

Despite the turmoil of Arab nationalism and fundamentalism, Middle Eastern wars, and oil crises, the history of the Arab world has been little known and poorly understood in the West. One reason may be that, for more than half a century, there has been no up-to-date single-volume work that chronicles the story of Arab civilizationuntil now. Albert Hourani, distinguished historian and interpreter, has written a masterwork, a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture. He looks at all sides of this rich and venerable civilization, including the beauty of the Alhambra and the great mosques, the importance attached to education, the achievements of Arab sciencebut also internal conflicts, widespread poverty, the role of women, and the contemporary Palestinian question.

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