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History of the Arabs from the earliest times to the present

Author: Philip K Hitti
Publisher: [London]: Macmillan; [New York]: St Martin's Press, ©1970.
Series: Macmillan international college editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th editionView all editions and formats
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This authoritative study of the Arabians and the Arabic-speaking peoples is a valuable source of information on Arab history. Suitable for both scholars and the general reader, it unrolls one of the richest and most instructive panoramas in history, telling with insight the story of the rise of Islam in the Middle Ages, its conquests, its empire, its time of greatness and of decay. For this revised tenth edition,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitti, Philip Khuri, 1886-1978.
History of the Arabs from the earliest times to the present.
[London] Macmillan; [New York] St Martin's Press [1970]
(OCoLC)581278208
Online version:
Hitti, Philip Khuri, 1886-1978.
History of the Arabs from the earliest times to the present.
[London] Macmillan; [New York] St Martin's Press [1970]
(OCoLC)607638456
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Hitti
ISBN: 0333098714 9780333098714 0333061527 9780333061527 0312375204 9780312375201
OCLC Number: 94509
Description: xxiv, 822 pages: illustrations, genealogical tables, maps; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The pre-Islamic age --
The Arabs as Semites : Arabia the cradle of the Semitic --
The Arabian peninsula --
Bedouin life --
Early international relations --
The Sabean and other states of South Arabia --
The Nabataean and other petty kingdoms of North and central Arabia --
Al-Hijaz on the eve of the rise of Islam ----
Part 2. The rise of Islam and the Caliphal state --
Muhammad the prophet of Allah --
The Koran the book of Allah --
Islam the religion of submission to the will of Allah --
Period of conquest, expansion and colonization, A.D. 632-61 --
The conquest of Syria --
Al-Iraq and Persia conquered --
Egypt, Tripolis and Barqah acquired --
The administration of the new possessions --
The struggle between Ali and Muawiyah for the Caliphate ----
Part 3. The Umayyad and Abbasid empires --
The Umayyad Caliphate : Muawiyah establishes a dynasty --
Hostile relations with the Byzantines --
The zenith of Umayyad power --
Political administration and social conditions under the Umayyads --
Intellectual aspects of life under the Umayyads --
Decline and fall of the Umayyad dynasty --
The establishment of the Abbasid dynasty --
The golden prime of the Abbasids --
The Abbasid state --
Abbasid society --
Scientific and literary progress --
Education --
The development of fine arts --
Moslem sects --
The Caliphate dismembered : petty dynasties in the West --
Sundry dynasties in the East --
The collapse of the Abbasid Caliphate ----
Part 4. The Arabs in Europe : Spain and Sicily --
Conquest of Spain --
The Umayyad Amirate in Spain --
Civil disturbances --
The Umayyad Caliphate of Cordova --
Political, economic and educational institutions --
Petty states : fall of Granada --
Intellectual contributions --
Art and architecture --
In Sicily ----
Part 5. The last of the medieval Moslem states --
A Shiite Caliphate in Egypt : the Fatimids --
Life in Fatimid Egypt --
Military contacts between the East and West : the Crusades --
Cultural contacts --
The Mamluks, last medieval dynasty of Arab world --
Intellectual and artistic activity --
The end of Mamluk rule ----
Part 6. Ottoman rule and independence --
The Arab lands as Turkish provinces --
Egypt and the Arab crescent --
The changing scene : impact of the West.
Series Title: Macmillan international college editions.
Responsibility: Philip K. Hitti.

Abstract:

This authoritative study of the Arabians and the Arabic-speaking peoples is a valuable source of information on Arab history. Suitable for both scholars and the general reader, it unrolls one of the richest and most instructive panoramas in history, telling with insight the story of the rise of Islam in the Middle Ages, its conquests, its empire, its time of greatness and of decay. For this revised tenth edition, Walid Khalidi's timely preface emphasises that now, more than ever, this magisterial work is of vital importance to the on-going attempts to bridge the Arab/Western cultural divide.

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