In this groundbreaking and comprehensive account of the Middle East, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on five centuries of Arab sources to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context. This landmark book covers the Arab world from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, exploring every facet of modern Arab history. Starting with the Ottoman conquests of the sixteenth century, Rogan follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the superpower rivalries of the Cold War to the present age of American hegemony, charting the evolution of Arab identity and the struggles for national sovereignty throughout.
In this updated edition, Rogan untangles the latest geopolitical developments of the region. The Arabs is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the modern Arab world.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 From Cairo to Istanbul 13
Chapter 2 The Arab Challenge to Ottoman Rule 39
Chapter 3 The Egyptian Empire of Muhammad 'Ali 61
Chapter 4 The Perils of Reform 85
Chapter 5 The First Wave of Colonialism: North Africa 109
Chapter 6 Divide and Rule: World War I and the Postwar Settlement 149
Chapter 7 The British Empire in the Middle East 175
Chapter 8 The French Empire in the Middle East 211
Chapter 9 The Palestine Disaster and Its Consequences 247
Chapter 10 The Rise of Arab Nationalism 277
Chapter 11 The Decline of Arab Nationalism 319
Chapter 12 The Age of Oil 355
Chapter 13 The Power of Islam 397
Chapter 14 After the Cold War 439
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This is an excellent history of the Arabs in the modern age. Rogan, who teaches Modern History of the Middle East at the University of Oxford, is able to read both Arabic and Turkish. His book therefore cites a lot of Arabic and Turkish writings to present a history of the Arabs from Arab sources. The history here begins with the Ottoman's defeat of the Mamluks in 1516 and ends in the year 2007. He charts the evolution of Arab identity from Ottomanism to Arabism to Islamism. Present day Islamists argue that the Arabs were strong and all-powerful when they adhered most closely to their Muslim faith. This is one of the main reasons for the resurgence of Muslim movements worldwide. Rogan writes well. His presentation and analysis are excellent. He has taken a fair and balance stand on many polemic issues. I would highly recommend this book.
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