The Arabs

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-12
  • Publisher: Basic Books
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In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on Arab sources and texts to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context. Tracing five centuries of Arab history, Rogan argues the Arab world today is painfully conscious of its vulnerability to outside powers. This sense of subjection to external powers carries vast geopolitical consequences for both the region and the Westerners who attempt to control it. Updated with a new postscript on the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions of 2011, The Arabsis an invaluable, groundbreaking and comprehensive account by one of the most respected authorities on the Middle East.

Author Biography

Eugene Rogan is the director of the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Winner of the Albert Hourani Prize, the book of the year award from the Middle East Studies Association of North America, he lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
From Cairo to Istanbulp. 13
The Arab Challenge to Ottoman Rulep. 39
The Egyptian Empire of Muhammad 'Alip. 61
The Perils of Reformp. 85
The First Wave of Colonialism: North Africap. 109
Divide and Rule: World War I and the Postwar Settlementp. 149
The British Empire in the Middle Eastp. 175
The French Empire in the Middle Eastp. 211
The Palestine Disaster and Its Consequencesp. 247
The Rise of Arab Nationalismp. 277
The Decline of Arab Nationalismp. 319
The Age of Oilp. 355
The Power of Islamp. 397
After the Cold Warp. 439
Epiloguep. 483
Postscriptp. 499
Acknowledgmentsp. 505
Permissionsp. 507
Notesp. 509
Indexp. 539
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