HISTORY OF THE ARABS AND ARABIC CULTURE

RUSTUM, A.J.; ZURAYK, C.K.

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PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION FOR THE USE OF FRESHMEN AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT. ORANGE COVER HAS TITLE AND AUTHORS WRITTEN IN PEN HAS SOME SHELF WEAR WITH TEAR AND SMALL MISSING CORNER ON THE BACK. 427 PAGE TEXT HAS A LITTLE READING WEAR. HISTORY. 6.5'' X 9.5''. WE USE BUBBLE MAILERS. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: HISTORY OF THE ARABS AND ARABIC CULTURE
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RUSTUM, A.J. (Asad Jibrail); and ZURAYK, Costi (Constantine) K.
Published by Beirut: American University of Beirut, 1940. (1940)
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Book Description Beirut: American University of Beirut, 1940., 1940. "There is as yet no modern, adequate, and attractive history of the Arabs from the earliest times to the present day. This volume. intended for the use of the Freshman at the American University of Beirut and affiliated institutions, is a modest attempt to fill this gap. It brings together the studies of some of the most distinguished historians and orientalists, and embraces not only the political but also the economic, social and intellectual aspects of the history of the Arabs." (Foreword). Rare: just 14 copies traced worldwide, including 1 on Copac. Printed at the American Press in Beirut. Rebound in plain orange wraps with with handwritten and original title page 17 x 23cm. 427pp. This is an enlarged version of Zurayk's "Provisional Readings in the Medieval History of the Near East" (AUB, 1934) with additional sections on the Fatimids, the Mamluks, the Arabs in Spain, and the Arabs in Modern Times, dropping the paper on the Crusades by Barker. CONTENTS: Introduction: Arabia the Cradle of Islam, by De Goeje / Part I. Pre-Islamic Arabia (4 papers by Thatcher et al, Nicholson, Gibb, Lammens) / II. Muhammad and Islam (3 papers by Lane-Poole, Noeldeke et al, Ameer Ali) / III. The Orthodox Caliphs (3 papers by De Goeje, Hell, Zaydan) / IV. The Umayyads of Damascus (6 papers by De Goeje et al, Zaydan, Hell, Nicholson, Gibb, Della Vida) / V. The Abbasid Age (4 papers by Arnold et al, Arnold, Thompson, Gibb) / VI. The Fatimids (2 papers by Graeffe, and Hitti) / VII. The Crusades (3 papers by Hulme, Munro, Usamah and Ibn Jubayr) / VIII. The Mamluks (2 papers by Sobernheim, and Hitti) / IX. The Arabs in Spain (2 papers by Thomas et al, and Altamira) / X. The Arabs in Modern Times (15 papers). THE EDITORS: Asad Rustum (1897-1965) was a Greek Orthodox Professor of Near Eastern History at AUB. Constantine "Costi" Zurayk (1909-2000) was born to a Christian Arab family in Damascus. He received his BA from AUB in 1928, his LLD from the University of Chicago in 1929, and his PhD from Princeton in 1930. In nearly 50 years at AUB, he served as Professor and Distinguished Professor of History and Arab History, as Emeritus Professor of Arab History and Archaeology, and as Vice President and Acting President. His major work was Ma’na an-Nakba (The Meaning of the Disaster). Published in 1948, the book offered the first major intellectual critique of Arab society. Zurayk’s lifelong concern was the issue of reform and how to move the Arabs from their "backward" state into the modern world (Source: Arab Saga - Life Lessons from Costi Zurayk and Rafic Hariri). CONDITION: Some wear and tear to the wraps. Interiors VG with occasional corner creasing and rubbing with minor loss to the extremities. Pencil underlining to a couple of pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2424

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RUSTUM, A. J., & C. K. Zurayk (eds.)
Published by Beirut: American Press, 1940 (1940)
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Book Description Beirut: American Press, 1940, 1940. Octavo (240 x 164 mm). Original printed wrappers. Very lightly sunned along spine and extremities, lower outer corner of front wrapper slightly curled, rear wrapper with a shallow chip to upper outer corner and few very small marks. A very good copy. Presentation copy of the second, greatly expanded edition, inscribed by the editor "To my friend Mr William Witman, with my best compliments, AJ Rustum" on the title page, next to the ink-stamp of the American Legation, Beirut, dated 2 April 1943. William Witman II (1914-1978) was an American diplomat who served as vice-consul in Beirut from 1939 to 1944. During the French mandate period Asad Rustum established himself as one of two "leading national historians of Lebanon" alongside his compatriot Fouad Afram al-Boustani, with whom he collaborated on a series of textbooks entitled Ta'rikh Lubnan (Kaufman, Reviving Phoenician: The Search for Identity in Lebanon, p. 117). Constanin Zurayk was a highly influential Lebanese historian and theoretician of Arab nationalism who is credited with first using the term "nakbah" for the Palestinian exodus of 1948. The first edition, published in 1934 as Provisional Readings in the Medieval History of the Near East, was edited solely by Zurayk continued only as far as the Crusades. The present edition adds chapters on the Mamluks, the Arabs in Spain, and the modern history of the Middle East. Contributions include essays by "the celebrated orientalists and historians such as Arnold, De Goeje, Gibb, Hell, Hitti, Lammens, Nicholson, Noeldeke, Philips, Zaydan and others who have done so much to build Arabic history on a firm basis of scholarship" (Foreword). Scarce: just one copy traced in British and Irish libraries (Durham). Bookseller Inventory # 113254

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