The Arabs: A Short History (Princeton Series of Middle Eastern Sources in Translation)

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The Arabs, Heinz Halm's masterful narrative, is now available in two versions: as a general reader and introductory text for college courses (see page 3), and now, in an expanded version with a new 160-page annotated appendix of primary sources. The new source appendix, edited by Luke Yarborough and Oded Zinger, greatly enhances the text's value for teachers as well as for general readers. Some 40 primary source readings--ranging from Spain to Iraq, from classical antiquity to the 2011 Arab Spring, and from poetry and scripture to medieval economics and travelogue--provide a classroom-ready component for courses in history, area studies, and religious studies. Several of the readings occur here for the first time in translation; all have been chosen to give vivid and representative accounts of the Arabs history as told by those who experienced it. Taken together, they offer readers a glimpse into the vast, richly textured mosaic of texts that have been generated by and about the Arabs, and encourage further exploration. NEW EXPANDED EDITION with PRIMARY SOURCE READINGS FROM THE HISTORY OF THE ARABS Readings for Chapter 1: PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA 1. A medieval historian on nomadic and sedentary peoples (Ibn Khaldun) 2. The nomads of Arabia in antiquity (Diodorus Siculus, al-Mas'udi) 3. Arabic poetry ('Antara ibn Shaddad) Readings for Chapter 2: ARABIA AND ISLAM 4. The Qur'an 5. The hadith 6. Muhammad (Ibn Ishaq) 7. A conquest treaty from Spain ('Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa ibn Nusayr) 8. A dissident opinion of the Umayyads (Abu Hamza al-Mukhtar ibn Awf) 9. The dilemma of a Muslim ruler (Ziya al-Din al-Barani) 10. Jahiz on singing girls ( Amr ibn Bahr al-Jahiz) 11. Reconciling the religious and philosophical sciences (Abu al-Hasan al- Amiri) Readings for Chapter 3: THE ARAB WORLD FROM 900 TO 1500 CE 12. Whom to hire to run one s affairs (Nizam al-Mulk) 13. From the autobiography of Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi ( Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi) 14. Those boorish Franks (Usama ibn Munqidh) 15. Hard times on the Nile (al-Maqrizi) 16. Problems of married life (Ja'far ibn Ahmad) 17. Latin and Arabic in al-Andalus (Alvarus of Cordoba) 18. Andalusi poems on forbidden love and the fall of Granada (Anonymous) Readings for Chapter 4: THE ARAB WORLD FROM 1500 TO 1800 CE 19. A British traveler on Arabs and Turks in the Syrian desert (William Beawes) 20. Principles of Wahhabism (Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab) 21. The advent of coffee and coffee-drinkers ('Abd al-Qadir al-Jaziri, Anonymous) 22. A European observer of the Ottoman military (Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq) 23. A French observer of the Moroccan military (Louis Chénier) Readings for Chapter 5: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 24. A Sunni modernist on the conversion of Iraq's Arabs to Shi'ism (Rashid Rida) 25. The Gulf before oil (Carsten Niehbuhr) 26. A barber of Damascus: Ahmad Budayri al-Hallaq's chronicle of the year 1749 (Ahmad Budayri al-Hallaq) 27. Aftermath to a massacre (Anonymous) 28. Observing the French in Egypt (al-Jabarti) Readings for Chapter 6: STATE BUILDING AND INDEPENDENCE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 29. Behind-the-scenes dealings of the early 20th century (Various European diplomats) 30. The founder of the Muslim Brotherhood on politics and religion (Hasan al-Banna ) 31. Israel's declaration of independence 32. The Palestinian National Covenant 33. The Hamas charter 34. The heady years of Arab nationalism (Jamal Abd al-Nasir) 35. Sadat in Jerusalem (Anwar al-Sadat) 36. Political jokes from Egypt and Syria 37. Impressions of the Lebanese civil war (Mishka Moujabbar Mourani) Readings for Chapter 7: THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 38. The dark days of Iraqi discord (Ayatollah Sistani) 39. Israel's mid-life crisis? (David Grossman) 40. A manifesto of the Arab Spring (The April 6 Youth Movement)

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. There is also a wealth of interesting material on the social and cultural history, for instance on Muslim-Christian relations and on the influence of Arab-Islamic scholarship on the West." --Börsenblatt, Frankfurt (Germany's PublisheReviews of the German edition:

"This brief history of the Arabs from the pre-Islamic era to the present provides readers with an outstanding, easily comprehensible overview of a world that has been subject to many half-truths and prejudices. Halm's expertise extends to both political and social developments and the cultural sphere." --Tagesanzeiger, Zurich

"Reading this demythologizing report makes a great many things come into focus. The book is outstanding." --Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich

"This book accomplishes the considerable feat of providing a lucid and compact depiction of the long history of the Arabs from the 9th century BCE to the explosive present of the Palestinian and Iraqi conflict

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