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The Shaping of the Arabs
A Study in Ethnic Identity

ISBN 9781138642171
Published September 12, 2017 by Routledge
418 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1969, brings out clearly and concisely the complex moulding of Arab identity. The present-day Arabic-speaking peoples may be traced back to the Arabian tribes that were later to be shaped into a people by Islam. With the Muslim conquests the language of the Arabian tribes became the vernacular of a vast cosmopolitan society extending throughout the Middle East and Southern Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

1. Origins: Muhammad and the Quran  2. The Outpouring from the Desert: the Bedouin Conquests  3. A New State: the Arab Kingdom and the Muslim Empire  4. The Flowering of a Civilization: the Islamic World Empire  5. A Medieval Confrontation: Islam and Christendom  6. The Empire Crumbles: the Turks Come In: The Long Stagnation  7. Stirrings of Nationalism: the Reshaping of Arab Identity  8. Modern Times

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Joel Carmichael