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Eugene Rogan
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The Arabs: A History - Second Edition

Eugene Rogan


9780718196783

Penguin


History;
General & world history;
Middle Eastern history;
Ethnic studies


Paperback

736 pages

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The history of the Arab world is a story of colonization, war and resistance but also rich creativity, encompassing a diverse area from Morocco to Iraq.

Eugene Rogan's acclaimed book traces five hundred years of tumultuous history, from the Ottoman conquests to today's world, drawing on accounts of politicians, poets, intellectuals and ordinary people to tell this story through the eyes of the Arab men and women who lived it.

'An outstanding, gripping and exuberant narrative, full of flamboyant character sketches, witty asides and magisterial scholarship.' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times 'Strikingly vivid and authoritative . . .

He is a master of Arab sources.' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Brilliant . . . Mixing academic rigour with a lively narrative style, The Arabs is required reading.' Anthony Sattin, Spectator 'A beautifully created tour d'histoire . . . If you want to understand who the modern Arabs are and how their relationship with the western world has evolved, you will not find a better book.' Kishwer Falkner, Prospect 'Outstanding on all levels, an essential guide for understanding the modern history of the Arabs and their future.' Akbar Al-Adab (Literature News, Cairo)

By:   Eugene Rogan
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   535g
ISBN:   9780718196783
ISBN 10:   0718196783
Pages:   736
Publication Date:   February 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eugene Rogan teaches the modern history of the Middle East at the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of St Antony's College. His previous book, Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire, won the Albert Hourani Prize. He lives in Oxford.


It is a fascinating [story], and exceedingly well told. Mr Rogan manoeuvres with skilful assurance, maintaining a steady pace through time, and keeping the wider horizon in view even as he makes use of a broad range of judiciously chosen primary sources to enrich the narrative Economist A rich, galloping narrative that spans the Arab world...outstanding, gripping and exuberant...full of flamboyant character sketches, witty asides and magisterial scholarship, that explains much of what we need to know about the world today -- Simon Sebag Montefiore Financial Times engrossing and capacious... compulsively readable -- Robert Irwin Guardian Rogan gives a lucid account of political developments throughout the Arab lands, unpicking messy tangles such as the Lebanese civil war or the fragmentation of Palestinian political movements... One of the special features of this book is that it draws on Arab writings (by memoirists, journalists and others) to give an idea of how the Arabs have experienced their own history...one senses Rogan's underlying sympathy with his subject -- Noel Malcolm Sunday Telegraph Anyone who seeks to understand why the Islamic world bears a grudge against the West should read The Arabs. Few scholars know their subject better than Eugene Rogan, while even fewer are capable of rendering so complex a subject so engagingly readable. It is a joy to open, and a deprivation to put down. -- Sir Alistair Horne, author of A Savage War of Peace With eloquence, verve, and understanding, Eugene Rogan rightly reminds us that the world, and the Arabs themselves, need to remember the past. If we are to build a better relationship between the Arab world and the West, if we are to avoid making the same mistakes again and again, we need to know Arab history from its many high points to its low ones. I can think of no better guide on this crucially important journey than The Arabs. -- Margaret Macmillan, author of Paris 1919 and Nixon and Mao The masterly management of the material goes along with plain English, free of academic jargon. -- Hooky Walker Asian Affairs

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