The Arabs in History

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The Arabs in History (ISBN 0-192-80310-7) is a book by Middle-east historian Bernard Lewis. Published in 1950, the book was well received by the general public owing in part to its accessibility to non-historians. Lewis takes a comprehensive look at the history of the Arab peoples, from pre-Islamic times to the modern day. The book has been reprinted several times, the most recent of which being the 2002 edition.

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Whoever lives in our country, speaks our language, is brought up in our culture and takes pride in our glory is one of us.' Thus ran a declaration of modern leaders of Arab states. But what exactly is an Arab, and what has been their place in the course of human history?

Contents[edit]

  • Lists of Maps
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Arabia Before Islam
  • Chapter 2 Muhammad and the Rise of Islam
  • Chapter 3 The Age of the Conquests
  • Chapter 4 The Arab Kingdom
  • Chapter 5 Pilgrimage to Mecca
  • Chapter 6 The Revolt of Islam
  • Chapter 7 The Arabs in Europe
  • Chapter 8 Islamic Civilization
  • Chapter 9 The Arabs in Eclipse
  • Chapter 10 The Impact of the West
  • Chronological Table

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