The Arabs: A History

The Arabs: A History

by Eugene Rogan

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The internationally bestselling definitive history of the Arab world, named a best book of the year by the Financial Times, the Economist, and the Atlantic -- now updated to cover the latest developments in the Middle East
In this groundbreaking and comprehensive account of the Middle East, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on five centuries of Arab sources to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context. This landmark book covers the Arab world from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, exploring every facet of modern Arab history. Starting with the Ottoman conquests of the sixteenth century, Rogan follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the superpower rivalries of the Cold War to the present age of American hegemony, charting the evolution of Arab identity and the struggles for national sovereignty throughout.
In this updated edition, Rogan untangles the latest geopolitical developments of the region. The Arabs is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the modern Arab world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465032488
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 369,299
File size: 51 MB
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Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Eugene Rogan is professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Oxford and the director of the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. The author of numerous books, including the international bestseller The Fall of the Ottomans, Rogan is the recipient of the Albert Hourani Prize. He lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 From Cairo to Istanbul 13

Chapter 2 The Arab Challenge to Ottoman Rule 39

Chapter 3 The Egyptian Empire of Muhammad 'Ali 61

Chapter 4 The Perils of Reform 85

Chapter 5 The First Wave of Colonialism: North Africa 109

Chapter 6 Divide and Rule: World War I and the Postwar Settlement 149

Chapter 7 The British Empire in the Middle East 175

Chapter 8 The French Empire in the Middle East 211

Chapter 9 The Palestine Disaster and Its Consequences 247

Chapter 10 The Rise of Arab Nationalism 277

Chapter 11 The Decline of Arab Nationalism 319

Chapter 12 The Age of Oil 355

Chapter 13 The Power of Islam 397

Chapter 14 After the Cold War 439

Epilogue 483

Postscript 499

Acknowledgments 505

Permissions 507

Notes 509

Index 539

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The Arabs: A History 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LeongWaiHong More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent history of the Arabs in the modern age. Rogan, who teaches Modern History of the Middle East at the University of Oxford, is able to read both Arabic and Turkish. His book therefore cites a lot of Arabic and Turkish writings to present a history of the Arabs from Arab sources. The history here begins with the Ottoman's defeat of the Mamluks in 1516 and ends in the year 2007. He charts the evolution of Arab identity from Ottomanism to Arabism to Islamism. Present day Islamists argue that the Arabs were strong and all-powerful when they adhered most closely to their Muslim faith. This is one of the main reasons for the resurgence of Muslim movements worldwide. Rogan writes well. His presentation and analysis are excellent. He has taken a fair and balance stand on many polemic issues. I would highly recommend this book.
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(I can't find that book so lets stick with this one.) *she looked around for anything interesting* Way more advanced that the Collage of Winterhold...