New PDF release: A Concise History of the Arabs

By John McHugo

ISBN-10: 0863567428

ISBN-13: 9780863567421

ISBN-10: 0863568947

ISBN-13: 9780863568947

ISBN-10: 1522673458

ISBN-13: 9781522673453

ISBN-10: 1595589465

ISBN-13: 9781595589460

From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab international instructions Western headlines, while its complicated politics and cultures elude the snatch of so much Western readers and commentators. probably no different zone is so heavily associated with modern U.S. overseas coverage, and nowhere else does the unfolding of occasions have such major effects for America.

A Concise background of the Arabs argues that the foremost to figuring out the Arab global today—and within the years ahead—is unlocking its previous. John McHugo takes the reader on a trip throughout the political, social, and highbrow historical past of the Arabs from the Roman Empire correct as much as the current day. His sweeping and fluent account describes in brilliant aspect the venture of the Prophet Muhammad, the growth of Islam, the origins of Shiism, medieval and sleek conflicts, the autumn of the Ottoman Empire, the interplay with Western principles, the fight to flee overseas domination, the increase of Islamism, and the top of the period of dictators.

McHugo finds how the Arab international got here to have its current shape, why swap used to be inevitable, and what offerings lie forward following the Arab Spring. This deeply educated and obtainable account is the correct access element for an individual looking to understand this very important a part of the world.

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