A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES by John Glubb

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In his seventeen years as Commander of the Arab Legion, Lieutenant-General Sir John Glubb acquired a sizable background in Arab history, culture, and political life, which he aired in a number of previous works. The present book, a distillate of a four-volume history, chronicles the rise of Moorish civilization in the 7th century, the age of the Crusades, the decline of Arab power before the Turkish invaders, and the colonial and modern history of the Near East to the present day. The text is accompanied by forty-three excellent maps and by tables of notable dates and personalities. Through a sympathetic, literate scholarship, and an insider's knowledge of military affairs, ""Glubb Pasha,"" as his soldiers called him, succeeds in rendering a complex subject available to students, businessmen, and the interested general reader.

Pub Date: June 10th, 1969
Publisher: Stein & Day