The Arabs by Eugene Rogan
A History

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In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on Arab sources and texts to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context for the first time. Tracing five centuries of Arab history, Rogan reveals that there was an age when the Arabs set the rules for the rest of the world. Today, however, the Arab world's sense of subjection to external powers carries vast consequences for both the region and Westerners who attempt to control it. Updated with a new epilogue, The Arabs is an invaluable, groundbreaking work of history.

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Eugene Rogan is a fellow of St. Antony's College and an associate professor of the modern history of the Middle East at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Fall of the Ottomans and The War for Palestine, among other books. Eugene lives in Oxford, England.A native of the United Kingdom, AudioFile Earphones Award winner Derek Perkins's audiobook narration skills are augmented by knowledge of three foreign languages, experience of traveling the globe, and a facility with accents. He has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.
Published April 19, 2016 by Tantor Audio.
Genres: History.

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The Telegraph

At the end of the First World War, American hostility to European imperialism made Woodrow Wilson the hoped-for saviour of the Arabs: Mr bin Laden is probably not aware that the US commissioned a report recommending the creation of one large Arab state, instead of the European-controlled patchwor...

Nov 04 2009 | Read Full Review of The Arabs: A History

The Arabs: A History, isn't about the farms, pots, families, music or culture of the Arabs, and when we hear Arab voices we hear them talking politics.

Nov 20 2009 | Read Full Review of The Arabs: A History

BBC History Magazine

The individual Arab voices that he uses to structure the narrative – ordinary people, intellectuals, activists and political leaders – provide a much needed insider perspective, which nuances stereotypical images of the Arab world in the media.

May 05 2011 | Read Full Review of The Arabs: A History

This sweeping history of the Arab world will enlighten Western audiences, but its broad scope makes listening a bit challenging: one may want a print copy at hand for reference. Rogan (history, Oxford Univ.) uses numerous primary sources to provide a succinct history of

Aug 01 2016 | Read Full Review of The Arabs: A History