By Bernard Lewis
Now introduced thoroughly brand new, this vintage examine via one of many world's most suitable historians of the center East considers the success of the Arab peoples and their position in global heritage, from pre-Islamic occasions to the present-day. In a concise and readable account, Lewis examines the awakening that observed the appearance of Islam and the political, non secular, and social advancements that reworked the Arab nation into an Islamic empire. He brings the variation up to date with an account of contemporary occasions within the heart East and analyzes the forces, inner and exterior, that experience formed the fashionable Arab international. Lewis exhibits how Western innovations and associations have shattered the outdated buildings and the conventional lifestyle, affecting each Arab, and inflicting a nonetheless unhappy call for for social, political, and cultural renewal.
Incisive and fascinating, this very hot and well timed work--previously translated into Arabic, in addition to many different ecu, Asian, and center japanese languages--is bound to develop a better knowing of the Arab earlier and present.