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A history of the Arab peoples, Albert Hourani

Label
A history of the Arab peoples
Title
A history of the Arab peoples
Statement of responsibility
Albert Hourani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Encyclopedic and panoramic in its scope, this fascinating work chronicles the rich, spiritual, political, and cultural institutions of Arab history through 13 centuries
Summary
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. Albert Hourani presents a work 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 science--but also internal conflicts, wide-spread poverty, the role of women, and the contemporary Palestinian question
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
168071
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.0974927
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of the Arab peoples, Albert Hourani
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 500-529) and indexes
Contents
  • Preface -- Author's note -- Prologue -- Part I. The making of a world (seventh-tenth century). 1. A new power in an old world -- 2. The formation of an empire -- 3. The formation of a society -- 4. The articulation of Islam -- Part II. Arab Muslim societies (eleventh-fifteenth century). 5. The Arab Muslim world -- 6. The countryside -- 7. The life of cities -- 8. Cities and their rulers -- 9. Ways of Islam -- 10. The culture of the 'ulama -- 11. Divergent paths of thought -- 12. Culture of courts and peoples -- Part III. The Ottoman age (sixteenth-eighteenth century). 13. The Ottoman empire -- 14. Ottoman societies -- 15. The changing balance of power in the eighteenth century -- Part IV. The age of European empires (1800-1939). 16. European power and reforming governments -- 17. European empires and dominant elites -- 18. The culture of imperialism and reform -- 19. The climax of European power (1914-1939) -- 20. Changing ways of life and thought -- Part V. The age of nation-states (since 1939). 21. The end of the empires (1939-1962) -- 22. Changing societies (1940s and 1950s) -- 23. National culture (1940s and 1950s) -- 24. The climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s) -- 25. Arab unity and disunity (since 1967) -- 26. A disturbance of spirits (since 1967) -- Maps -- Genealogies and dynasties -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index of terms -- General index
  • Making of a world (seventh-tenth century) -- Arab Muslim societies (eleventh-fifteenth century) -- Ottoman age (sixteenth-eighteenth century) -- Age of European empires (1800-1939) -- Age of nation-states (since 1919)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 551 p.
Isbn
9780446393928
Lccn
91039581
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24907380
  • (OCoLC)24907380
Label
A history of the Arab peoples, Albert Hourani
Publication
Note
Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 500-529) and indexes
Contents
  • Preface -- Author's note -- Prologue -- Part I. The making of a world (seventh-tenth century). 1. A new power in an old world -- 2. The formation of an empire -- 3. The formation of a society -- 4. The articulation of Islam -- Part II. Arab Muslim societies (eleventh-fifteenth century). 5. The Arab Muslim world -- 6. The countryside -- 7. The life of cities -- 8. Cities and their rulers -- 9. Ways of Islam -- 10. The culture of the 'ulama -- 11. Divergent paths of thought -- 12. Culture of courts and peoples -- Part III. The Ottoman age (sixteenth-eighteenth century). 13. The Ottoman empire -- 14. Ottoman societies -- 15. The changing balance of power in the eighteenth century -- Part IV. The age of European empires (1800-1939). 16. European power and reforming governments -- 17. European empires and dominant elites -- 18. The culture of imperialism and reform -- 19. The climax of European power (1914-1939) -- 20. Changing ways of life and thought -- Part V. The age of nation-states (since 1939). 21. The end of the empires (1939-1962) -- 22. Changing societies (1940s and 1950s) -- 23. National culture (1940s and 1950s) -- 24. The climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s) -- 25. Arab unity and disunity (since 1967) -- 26. A disturbance of spirits (since 1967) -- Maps -- Genealogies and dynasties -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index of terms -- General index
  • Making of a world (seventh-tenth century) -- Arab Muslim societies (eleventh-fifteenth century) -- Ottoman age (sixteenth-eighteenth century) -- Age of European empires (1800-1939) -- Age of nation-states (since 1919)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 551 p.
Isbn
9780446393928
Lccn
91039581
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24907380
  • (OCoLC)24907380

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