History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani

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Hourani has been criticised for downplaying the violence, racism and misogyny of some Arab-Islamic societies, but Ruthven's contribution helps to restore the balance, making this a splendid general history of the Arab world...
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A History of the Arab Peoples covers not only political history, but also culture, society, economy and thought, in a work of profound and lasting importance. A magnificent display of the late Albert Hourani's lifetime of scholarship, it was a best-seller on first publication in 1991.
 

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Published January 1, 1991 by Mjf Books. 576 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ian Pindar on Feb 01 2013

Hourani has been criticised for downplaying the violence, racism and misogyny of some Arab-Islamic societies, but Ruthven's contribution helps to restore the balance, making this a splendid general history of the Arab world...

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