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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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But this book soared beyond my expectations. Inthe Ekgene who took over from the defeated Ottomans in Iraq promised a national government and self-determination, before imposing by force of arms a British mandate on the hostile Arabs and Kurds.

Ever since, middle eastern affairs have always been like misty clouds to me. Dec 04, Vincent rated it it was amazing. A History — Third Edition.

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

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. In reality, the Arabs were glad to sell the land in modern day Israel to euvene Jews – at extremely exorbitant prices. A book worth reading.

The Palestinian issue and the civil war in Lebanon are related in depth. But Turkey’s defeat in the first world war, thee with ambiguous promises by British politicians and starry-eyed pronouncements by Woodrow Wilson, led early pan-Arab nationalists to believe their moment had come.


Ottoman period salem I specifically with a lot of details about the al mamalik and Muhammad Ali. It is detailed and extremely well written. I shall not post that review.

The Arabs: A History

I felt like the book lacked something crucial by omitting these things. No eBook available Amazon.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I can’t utter any critical word against this book. Mar 23, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: The current cycle of violence and counter violence began in the region only in the s. Dec 03, Abadialzbadi rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Years of tone-deaf US policies have left the region powerless to control its own destiny—playing into a longstanding sense of shame and impotence for a once-mighty people. In this definitive account, preeminent historian Eugene To American observers, the Arab world often seems little more than a distant battleground characterized by religious zealotry and political chaos. Account Options Sign in. It is time that the West stopped treating Arabs as ‘other’. He paints the Arab people as almost entirely victims of western domination and leaves them with hardly any responsibility for their own failings.

A couple of the names were already familiar to eugen Hanan Ashrawi and Nawal El Saadawi but jistory were new. Painting Arafat as a freedom fighter for the Palestinian people, he omits his over support for violence against Israeli civilians, his support for suicide bombers, and fogan infamous public murder of a 65 year old unarmed Jewish man in a wheelchair in a naval standoff.


He taught at Boston College and Sarah Lawrence College before taking up his post in Oxford inwhere he teaches the modern history of the Middle East.

My favorite quote from the book: 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.

Maybe sometime I get the opportunity to read The fall of the ottomans Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Afabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Hustory and wafd party as a side and Nasser with the muslim Brotherhood as another. Jan 10, Hala Juneh rated it really eigene it.