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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,209 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Albert Hourani Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Despite the turmoil of Arab nationalism and fundamentalism, Middle Eastern wars, and oil crises, the history of the Arab world has been little known and poorly understood in the West. One reason may be that, for more than half a century, there has been no up-to-date single volume work that chronicles the story of Arab civilization - until now. Albert Hourani, distinguished historian and interpreter, has written a masterwork, a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture. He looks at all sides of this rich and venerable civilization: the beauty of the Alhambra and the great mosques, the importance attached to education, the achievements of Arab science - but also internal conflicts, wide-spread poverty, the role of women, and the contemporary Palestinian question. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nadiya | 2/20/2014

    " Fascinating so far - party because I knew so little about the Arabic countries before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ilango | 2/9/2014

    " An indispensable reference for readers on the Middle East who want a bird eye view. Naturally it's not possible for anyone to write a definitive account of this incomprehensible region. Therefore one would find blind spots in certain areas that have to be filled with material from other sources. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diana | 1/27/2014

    " Excellent overview and just enough detail on seminal historical periods and events... Rare to find an Arab historian writing with such objectivity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 1.1 | 1/23/2014

    " As exhausting as it was to read this packed tome, it was worth it for the sheer amount of information. Stylistically it is a bit dry, to be sure, but that's more of a non-issue in this kind of work, where there is a lot of ground to cover. "

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