Arabs A Short History

ISBN-10: 0895267063
ISBN-13: 9780895267061
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 273
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

An ideal introduction to Arab history and culture.

Born in Lebanon, Philip K. Hitti was educated at the American University of Beirut and at Columbia University in New York. He received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia in 1915, two years after he had settled in the United States. In 1925, following a number of years of teaching at Columbia and at American University of Beirut, he accepted an appointment at Princeton University, where he remained until his retirement in 1954. He became the first director of Princeton's Near Eastern Studies Program. Hitti translated, wrote, and lectured extensively about the Arab world and Islamic civilization. A leading authority in the United States on Arabic and Islamic studies, he promoted and popularized Arabic studies in American educational institutions for nearly half a century. His most famous work is History of the Arabs, published in 1937, today considered a standard in the field.

Introduction
Preface
Arabs, Moslems and Semites
The Original Arab, the Bedouin
On the Eve of the Rise of Islam
Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah
The Book and the Faith
Islam on the March
The Caliphate
Conquest of Spain
Social and Cultural Life Makes a Start
The Glory That Was Baghdad
The Life of the People
Science and Literature
The Fine Arts
Cordova: Jewel of the World
Contributions to the West
The Cross Supplants the Crescent
The Crusades
The Last Dynasty
The Arab Lands in the Modern World
Index

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