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Concise History Of The Arabs

by John Mchugo
New Press

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 352 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9781595589460
TB Code: 1911341
Availability: 224 in stock

A Concise History of the Arabs argues that the key to understanding the Arab world today—and in the years ahead—is unlocking its past. John McHugo takes the reader on a journey through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. His sweeping and fluent account describes in vivid detail the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, the expansion of Islam, the origins of Shiism, medieval and modern conflicts, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the interaction with Western ideas, the struggle to escape foreign domination, the rise of Islamism, and the end of the era of dictators.