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History of The Arabs (10th Edition)

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26 September 2002

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25 September 2002

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This authoritative study of the Arabians and the Arabic-speaking peoples is a work of great thoroughness and insight which contains much to satisfy general readers as well as scholars. Here is the story of the rise of Islam...

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This authoritative study of the Arabians and the Arabic-speaking peoples is a work of great thoroughness and insight which contains much to satisfy general readers as well as scholars. Here is the story of the rise of Islam in the Middle Ages, its conquests, its empire, its time of greatness and of decay, unrolling one of the richest and most instructive panoramas in history. For this reissue of the tenth edition, Walid Khalidi gives a brief overview of the history and content of the book, and emphasises the vital importance of Philip K. Hitti's magisterial and scholarly work to on-going attempts to bridge the Arab/Western cultural divide.This accessible text is ideal not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Arabic and Islamic studies, but also for the general reader and many scholars in various fields of history.

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  • An authoritative source of information on Arabic history
  • Spans more than a millennium of history from pre-Islamic times until the Ottoman Turkish conquest of the Arab world in the early sixteenth century
  • Makes abundant use of illustrations, maps, dynastic tables, and original and primary source material
  • Useful index of places, personal names and Arabic terms acts as an invaluable guide to this book




  • Fully updated with the results of new research
  • Contains a new Preface by a leading academic in the field, which highlights the importance of this book to past and present attempts to close the cultural gap between the Arab and Western worlds


Preface to the Revised Tenth Edition; W.Khalidi
Preface to the Tenth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
PART I: THE PRE-ISLAMIC WORLD
The Arabs as Semites: Arabia the Cradle of the Semitic Race
The Arabian Peninsular
Bedouin Life
Early International Relations
The Sabaean and other States of South Arabia
The Nabataean and other Petty Kingdoms of North and Central Arabia
Al-Hijaz on the Eve of the Rise of Islam
PART II: THE RISE OF ISLAM AND THE CALIPHAL STATE
Muhammad the Prophet of Allah
The Koran the Book of Allah
Islam the Religion of Submission to the Will of Allah
Period of Conquest, Expansion and Colonization, A.D. 632-61
The Conquest of Syria
Al-'Iraq and Persia Conquered
Egypt, Tripolis and Barqah Acquired
The Administration of the New Possessions
The Struggle between 'Ali and Mu'awiyah for the Caliphate
PART III: THE UMAYYAD AND 'ABBASID EMPIRES
The Umayyad Caliphate: Mu'awiyah Establishes a Dynasty
Hostile Reactions with the Byzantines
The Zenith of Umayyad Power
Political Administration and Social Conditions under the Umayyads
Intellectual Aspects of Life under the Umayyads
Decline and Fall of the Umayyad Dynasty
The Establishment of the 'Abbasid Dynasty
The Golden Prime of the 'Abbasids
The 'Abbasid State
'Abbasid Society
Scientific and Literary Progress
Education
The Development of Fine Arts
Moslem Sects
The Caliphate Dismembered: Petty Dynasties in the West
Sundry Dynasties in the East
The Collapse of the 'Abbasid Caliphate
PART IV: THE ARABS IN EUROPE: SPAIN AND SICILY
Conquest of Spain
The Umayyad Amirate in Spain
Civil Disturbances
The Umayyad Caliphate of Cordova
Political, Economic and Educational Institutions
Petty States: Fall of Granada
Intellectual Contributions
Art and Architecture
In Sicily
PART V: THE LAST OF THE MEDIEVAL MOSLEM STATES
A Shi'ite Caliphate in Egypt: The Fatimids
Life in Fatimid Egypt
Military Contacts between East and West: The Crusades
Cultural Contacts
The Mamluks, Last Medieval Dynasty of Arab World
Intellectual and Artistic Activity
The End of Mamluk Rule
PART VI: OTTOMAN RULE AND INDEPENDENCE
The Arab Lands as Turkish Provinces
Egypt and the Arab Crescent
The Changing Scene: Impact of the West
Index

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PHILIP K. HITTI was born in Lebanon in 1886 and from 1913 til his death in 1978 lived for the most part in USA, teaching first at Columbia and later at Princeton, from which he retired in 1954 as Professor of Semitic Literature and Chairman of the Department of Oriental Languages.

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PHILIP K. HITTI was born in Lebanon in 1886 and from 1913 til his death in 1978 lived for the most part in USA, teaching first at Columbia and later at Princeton, from which he retired in 1954 as Professor of Semitic Literature and Chairman of the Department of Oriental Languages.

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