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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Lists with This Book. Mar 23, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: March 22, – I put a great deal of effort into writing a comprehensive and, what I believed to be a relatively apolitical review of Eugene Rogan’s history, The Arabs: Inthe British who took over from the defeated Ottomans in Iraq promised a national government and self-determination, before imposing by force hitory arms a British mandate on the hostile Arabs and Kurds.

Other editions – View all The Arabs: It felt like reading a fiction. I just want to say now that if you want a better understanding of why the Arab world is so messed up, so violent, so frustrating, eugrne up the words colonialism, greed and power and consider the role played by the outside world in just plain messing things up. There were other disappointments, of which the catastrophic defeat of the Arab armies in Palestine in was the most obvious.

As history is still being made in the Middle East with civil wars far from over and the emergence of IS, a chapter on these is urgently required for the logical continuity. The assassination of Eugens al Sartawi while he was standing next to Shimon Peres!!! The ottomans giving way to imperialism and then to rohan of the post WWI settlement and further to Cold War and finally to the reality of American hegemony over world affairs.

In the riot histody followed, a British officer was injured and later died.


And for understanding the Arabs, this is a good start Today is a day of mass murder in Brussels a city that I have come to know. To ask other readers questions about The Arabsplease sign up.

It felt like the author was sacrificing depth for length and speed. Feb 07, Mohammad rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Palestinian issue and the civil war in Lebanon are related in depth. Eugene Rogsn navigates us through these periods while trying to explain the present in the process. Such high-handed justice provoked nationalist resistance in the decades that followed, but Bimbashi McPherson, the British security chief who faced down strikes and demonstrations inwas contemptuous: I grew up playing video games and watching American TV distracting myself from the real world.

How have we come to this pass?

Highly recommended I listened to a Tantor Media recording, with excellent narration by Derek Perkins. Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world.

A History by Eugene Rogan. I always like all the information in the books that I own to be true and accurate, in this book i rogzn seen so many false or misleading information.

He, like all historians has te to be selective in choosing his material. For example, he was shocked to find that in France the “men are slaves to the women here and under their command irrespective of whether they are pretty or not”.

To understand a people and the ways in which they think, it’s vital to understand their history. That was an age when the Arab provinces of the Ottoman empire were ruled by despotic local kleptocrats.

In this definitive account, preeminent historian Eugene To American observers, the Arab world often seems little more than a distant battleground characterized by religious zealotry and political chaos. They are one people and many peoples at the same time. No one needs that. Trivia About The Arabs: However, the second part of the book, from the post WWI era onwards changed all that.

It would be both too trite and too political. They appear and disappear in aras succession. The mastery and selection of detail, its organization, and its analysis are models for similar sweeping hist An outstanding history of Arab lands from about through I look forward to both having all my Arab friends read this, and re-read this book in Arabic soon. While Rogan slams Israel for the “eviction” of Palestinians in which in reality was Arab governments telling all Arahs to leave because of their impending offensive against Israel – he says nothing of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were evicted from Arab lands at the same time.


The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

His observations mingled admiration with revulsion. Return to Book Page. It was only in the 50s and 60s that the British and French moment in the Middle East came to an end. Hardcoverpages. Why did they do that?

The Arabs: A History

Rogan was a student of Albert Hourani, the author of A History of the Arab Peoplesan eloquent and predominantly upbeat account of Arab achievements over the centuries. Then there is Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian litterateur and boulevardier turned Islamic fundamentalist, tthe against the immorality of the lyrics of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. The emergence of Islam as a significant player through extremist Islamist movements, and the moderate Islamist groups.

Najib and wafd party as a side and Nasser with the muslim Brotherhood as another. Starting with the Ottoman conquest of the Arab lands, the book traces the history of the Arabs through the many centuries under distinct themes.

However, the triumph of local Arab nationalism in EgyptLebanon, Tunisia and elsewhere meant the abandonment of the pan-Arab dream. How the Arabs took advantage of the great powers in some ways for benefit their countries. View all 11 comments. He lives in Oxford. Mar 02, Shariq Chishti rated it it was amazing.

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