Eugene Rogan from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, and for the depth in which it explores every facet of modern Arab history. To American observers, the Arab world often seems little more than a distant battleground characterized by religious zealotry and political chaos. Years of. Buy The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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The Palestinian issue and the civil war in Lebanon are related in depth.

The Arabs: A History

I grew up playing video games and watching American TV distracting myself from the real world. The hisrory of Issam al Sartawi while he was standing next to Shimon Peres!!! Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Drawing on the writings and eigene accounts of those who lived through the tumultuous years of Arab history, The Arabs balances different voices – politicians, intellectuals, students, men and women, poets and novelists, famous, infamous and the completely unknown – to give a rich, complex sense of life over nearly five centuries.

My favorite quote from the book: I look forward to both having all my Arab friends read this, and re-read this book in Arabic soon. This was my second attempt to read into Hiistory history.

I can’t utter any critical word against this book. Jul 22, Paul Culloty rated it it was amazing.


The book is extremely readable, detailing the religious, social and cultural changes constantly engulfing the area, but also wearing the scholarly research lightly in making the people themselves the constant subject. See 1 question about The Arabs…. Then buy the book and take your time absorbing its euggene and its lessons.

However, it still makes for an interesting read, albeit one focused heavily on the modern Arab World as opposed to the Arab world throughout history. But Turkey’s defeat in the first world war, coupled with ambiguous promises by British politicians and starry-eyed pronouncements by Woodrow Wilson, led early pan-Arab nationalists to believe their moment had come.

Oct 01, Roberto Macias rated it it was amazing. To understand a people and the ways in which they think, it’s vital to understand their history. It’s easy to be carried away by the dominant narratives and the stereotypes of the Arab world while staying confused about the real causes.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Quotes from The Arabs: Rogan ties up the various roots of the issues that plague the MENA region so as to present a comprehensive picture of why things are the way they are now, and what they were like before. No eBook available Amazon. He lives in Oxford. To date, there have been very few popular histories covering either the Arab world, or the Middle East in particular, so Rogan’s work fills an essential gap.

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

These are 6 of the most stunning omissions from his novel but there are many many more. Jan 10, Hala Juneh rated it really liked it. The book starts with the brutal Ottoman conquest of Mamluk Egypt, in the 16th century, glossing over the Golden Age of the Arab World, and the cultural and ethno-linguistic process of Arabization that made it ‘Arab’ in the first place. The Cold War era. It is the Arab identity that base the essential topics and unlike other books on Middle East region, this explains the development of the Arab mind throughout a whole century from the Ottoman conquest to the making of islamic movements.


Hardcoverpages. This book should be lauded for its mesmerizing storytelling.

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

He portrays the Jewish purchase of land as something that was imposed on the Arab people against their will. A History by Eugene Rogan. He has done an excellent job. And its pre policy with not much more.

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Rogan was a student of Albert Hourani, the author of A History of the Arab Peoplesan eloquent and predominantly upbeat account of Arab achievements over the centuries. Starting in and ending inthis book gives a great rohan of Middle East history.

It is time that the West stopped treating Arabs as ‘other’.