A History of the Arab Peoples
This book by Albert Hourani, a British historian of Lebanese descent, quickly became a major bestseller. It explores the history of the Arab-speaking areas of the Islamic world, from the beginning of Islam to the 20th century, tracing the development of Arab civilization over time and space. Unlike other history books, wars and similar major historical events are only a background to the book’s main center of attention — everyday cultural, social and economic life of the cities it discusses. Readers will learn about the foundation and development of these cities, as well as shifts in architectural styles in their neighborhoods and human fabric.
This book is available at the Asif Library in Arabic, English, and Hebrew.
- Albert Hourani
- Faber and Faber
- Year published