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The Resource A concise history of the Arabs, John McHugo

A concise history of the Arabs, John McHugo

Label
A concise history of the Arabs
Title
A concise history of the Arabs
Statement of responsibility
John McHugo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region is so closely linked to contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. The Arabs: A Concise History argues that the key to understanding the Arab world today--and in the years ahead--is unlocking its past. John McHugo takes the reader on a journey through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. His sweeping and fluent account describes in vivid detail the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, the expansion of Islam, the origins of Shiism, medieval and modern conflicts, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the interaction with Western ideas, the struggle to escape foreign domination, the rise of Islamism, and the end of the era of dictators. McHugo revealshow the Arab world came to have its present form, why change was inevitable, and what choices lie ahead following the Arab Spring. This deeply informed and accessible account is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to comprehend this vital part of the world. "--
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217318
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McHugo, John
Dewey number
909.04927
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Arab
  • Arabs
  • Arab countries
Target audience
adult
Label
A concise history of the Arabs, John McHugo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050887254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780863568893
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A concise history of the Arabs, John McHugo
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050887254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780863568893
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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