Arabs in History

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OUP Oxford, 14 mar 2002 - 240 pagine
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Now brought completely up to date, this classic study by one of the world's premier historians of the Middle East considers the achievement of the Arab peoples and their place in world history, from pre-Islamic times to the present-day. In a concise and readable account, Lewis examines the awakening that accompanied the advent of Islam and the political, religious, and social developments that transformed the Arab kingdom into an Islamic empire. He brings the edition up-to-the-minute with an account of recent events in the Middle East and analyzes the forces, internal and external, that have shaped the modern Arab world. Lewis shows how Western inventions and institutions have shattered the old structures and the traditional way of life, affecting every Arab, and causing a still unsatisfied demand for social, political, and cultural renewal.
Incisive and intriguing, this highly regarded and timely work--previously translated into Arabic, as well as many other European, Asian, and Middle Eastern languages--is sure to advance a greater understanding of the Arab past and present.
 

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Indice

Introduction
1
1 Arabia Before Islam
15
2 Muhammad and the Rise of Islam
32
3 The Age of the Conquests
47
4 The Arab Kingdom
65
5 The Islamic Empire
84
6 The Revolt of Islam
107
7 The Arabs in Europe
125
8 Islamic Civilization
142
9 The Arabs in Eclipse
157
10 The Impact of the West
180
Chronological Table
209
Notes
217
Guide to Further Reading
220
Index
225
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Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, and Long-Term Member of the Institute for Advance Study, Princeton University. He has published numerous books on the Middle East, including, The Assassins, Race and Slavery in the Middle East: A Historical Enquiry, and The Middle East.

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