The Arabs

Maxime Rodinson

The Arabs
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Maxime Rodinson

Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
204 pages | © 1981
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226723563 Published July 1981
Maxime Rodinson has long been known in Europe as one of the foremost interpreters of Arab history and thought. In this concise overview of the Arab people and their distinctive culture, the author discusses the extend to which Arabs can be defined by religion, language, or race; surveys the Arab diaspora; examines modern Arab nationalism; and questions the degree to which it is possible to generalize about the Arab people and their "personality."
1. Who Are the Arabs?
2. The Nature and Growth of Arabhood
3. Arabism
4. Prospects and Pitfalls for the Arab World
5. Is a Comprehensive Portrait of the Arabs Possible?
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