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A Concise History of the Arabs by [McHugo, John]
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"Even those who are familiar with the story of the Arabs will find this new history thrilling and poignant, woven with a layered texture of knowledge and empathy that deftly stitches familiar figures into the narrative in a fresh way. It is no small feat to compress the fourteen centuries from the dawn of Islam to the new Arab Awakening into such an effortless read." --David Gardner, International Affairs Editor, Financial Times, and author of 'Last Chance: the Middle East in the Balance'

"This concise, brilliant and erudite book is the product of wide reading , hard thinking and years of direct experience of the Middle East. The author, an international lawyer and Arabist, has managed to throw fresh light on 1,400 years of Arab history from the Prophet Muhammad to the Arab Spring. There are lively and informative insights on almost every page." --Patrick Seale

"A lucid and highly readable history of the Arab peoples up to the present day. John McHugo has provided a way of understanding this complex and on-going story that will enlighten all who read it." --Charles Tripp, author of 'The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East'

"Vivid and engaging . . . . invaluable for those seeking to understand the depth and complexity of the contemporary issues in the Arab world." --Joy Gordon, author of 'Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions'

"Purposeful, insightful and tremendously useful, complete with an excellent bibliographic essay." --Kirkus

"A Concise History of the Arabs is to be recommended as probably the first easily accessible yet comprehensive history of the Arabs in English. Ideal for novices, it is also a useful and exciting read for those who have read much about the area but never had the whole story summed up in a single volume." --Jordan Times

"The author doesn't waste a word, yet he writes with a nuanced fluency to hold the readers attention to this essential history." --History Book Club

"A lucid and highly readable history of the Arab peoples up to the present day. John McHugo has provided a way of understanding this complex and ongoing story that will enlighten all who read it." --Charles Tripp, author of 'The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East'

About the Author

John McHugo is an international lawyer and Arabist, with over forty years' experience of the region. He earned a BA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University, an MA in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo and an MLitt in Sufi literature from Oxford University. He has worked as a lawyer in many Arab countries, notably Egypt, Bahrain and Oman.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1448 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Saqi Books; 2nd Revised edition edition (8 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C0K6NU4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #219,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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