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In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab people from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian Peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath, the fall of the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the incipient civil war in Syria, bringing Hourani's magisterial History up to date. Ruthven suggests that while Hourani can hardly have been expected to predict in detail the massive upheavals that have shaken the Arab world recently he would not have been entirely surprised, given the persistence of the kin-patronage networks he describes in his book and the challenges now posed to them by a new media-aware generation of dissatisfied youth. In a new biographical preface, Malise Ruthven shows how Hourani's perspectives on Arab history were shaped by his unique background as an English-born Arab Christian with roots in the Levant.

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ISBN 9780571288014
Weight 0.476
Publisher FABER AND FABER
Book Size (cm.) 126x198x39
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 12.96
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 12.96
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 20.32
Language English
Number of Pages 640

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HOURANI, ALBERT

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Hourani was born the son of immigrants from South Lebanon. He studied Philosophy, Politics, Economics and History (with an emphasis on international relations)at the Magdalen College in Oxford. He graduated first in his class in 1936.
During World War II, he worked at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and in the office of the British Minister of State in Cairo. After the war he helped prepare the Arab case for the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry.
In 1948 he started teaching at Magdalen College, St. Antony's College, the start of an academic career which would last the rest of his life. He also teached at the American University of Beirut, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard, ending his academic career as Fellow of St. Antony's College and Reader in the History of the Modern Middle East at Oxford.
Many of the academic historians we find in Universities all over the world today where his students.

As an adult, Hourani converted to Christianity. He married Christine Mary Odile Wegg-Prosser in 1955. He died in Oxford at the age of 77 and was burried at Wolvercote Cemetery in Oxford.

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