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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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Dec 03, Abadialzbadi rated it it was amazing. He also never justifies the actions of terrorists, but most of us know a rather incomplete version of the history. Although slightly anti-Israel biased, it nevertheless tries to be as objective as possible. If you can, help the Syrian refugees. Thus, Budayri, a barber diarist, rgoan the barbershop gossip in 18th-century Aleppo.

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

Rogan’s The Arabs answered many existing and non-exisintg questions that I have had regarding my people’s history, and the identity attached to my name, physical appearance and the religious beliefs in which I was raised by. These are very logical reasons, but I like to add that the decision to participate in the coalition was after president Assad was assured that he still get to keep his influence in Lebanon.

I always like all the information in the books that I own to be true and accurate, in this book i haven’t seen so many false or misleading information.

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. Sad haddad’s role 9. Hiwtory, who was imposed by the British as king of an artificial nation — Iraq, in — wrote of his unloved and unloving subjects: Oct 01, Roberto Macias rated it it was amazing.


Mar 23, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: Today, Arab fear of the west and resentment at the humiliating and socially damaging effects of westernisation fuels Islamism and the spread of terrorism. I never understood how a group like Da’esh could manifest and be the global issue it is now.

Also about his relationship with col. Again, towards the end of this engrossing and capacious book, he reiterates that the “inconvenient truth about the Arab world today is that, in any free and fair election, those parties most hostile to the United States are most likely to win”.

I disagree, there’s certainly not the usual judgmental perspective, but the author is pretty objective on what he’s saying. A must must read!

Why would those young Palestinians throw themselves at Israelis guns? This is primarily a modern history, and the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries are briskly treated.

Then buy the book and take your time absorbing its history and its lessons. Rogan’s book is remarkable for its geographical hisrory, covering the Arab world from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, and for the depth in which it explores every facet of modern Arab history.

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

Rogan answers this question by tracing the history of Arab hopes and ultimate disappointments rogzn the early 16th century, when the Ottomans conquered most of the Arab world, to the present day. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book 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 unipolar American power.


To understand a people and the ways in which they think, it’s vital to understand their history. It is also where the most intense political activity is happening. Quotes from The Arabs: 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.

Eugene Rogan navigates us through these periods while trying to explain the present in the process. The unipolar era the U. His observations mingled admiration with revulsion. Refresh and try again. While Rogan slams Israel for the “eviction” of Palestinians in which in reality was Arab governments telling all Palestinians to leave because of their impending offensive against Israel – he says nothing of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were rogna from Arab lands at the same time.

He paints the Arab people as almost entirely victims of western domination and leaves them with hardly any responsibility for their own failings. Unfortunately, like many of my friends and Arabs my age, our families thought it would be more beneficial for us to be enrolled to English-teaching schools, be sent abroad and forget about the past than eugens less eugeje duty of learning about the history of our origin.