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The Near East in history : a 5000 year story

Author: Philip K Hitti
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Van Nostrand, [1961]
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitti, Philip Khuri, 1886-1978.
Near East in history.
Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [1961]
(OCoLC)579570980
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Hitti
OCLC Number: 1024554
Description: xviii, 574 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: The preliterary age. The Near East in its world setting --
The setting of the stage --
From savagery to covilization through barbarism --
The dawn of history --
Part two: Ancient semitic times. The dynastic and imperial periods --
Religion and literature --
Secular writings --
Canaaties, Artmaenas and Hebrews --
Cultural contributions: literary and religious --
Part three: The Greco-Roman age. Alexander and his successors --
Hellenistic culture --
Under Roman rule --
Intellectual and religious activity: Christianity --
In Byzantine days --
Ecclesiastical, literary and artistic achievements --
Part four: The Islamic age. The Arabian prophet and the Koran --
Islam the religion --
The caliphal state: in Medina --
The Umayyad caliphate --
The rise of the Abbasids --
Society in Abbasid days --
The caliphate dismembered: successor states --
Crusaders, Ayyubids and mamluks --
Part five: in modern times, Ottomans and Persians. The Ottoman Empire --
Ottoman culture --
The young Turks and the republic --
Safawid Persia --
Qajars and involvement in European politics --
Stirrings of a new life --
The Phlawis and modernization --
Part six: The Arab states. Ottoman background heritage --
The Arab Crescent --
The Arabian Peninsula --
Teh Arab crescent and the west: modernization --
The mandates --
Independence.
Responsibility: by Philip K. Hitti.

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