The Arabs: A Short History

The Arabs: A Short History  (1960) 
by Philip Khuri Hitti

THE ARABS

A SHORT HISTORY


BY

PHILIP K. HITTI

PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF SEMANTIC LITERATURE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY


Fourth Edition


LONDON

MACMILLAN & CO LTD

1960

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CONTENTS

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PREFACE V
ARABS AND MOSLEMS 1
THE ORIGINAL ARAB, THE BEDOUIN 7
ON THE EVE OF THE RISE OF ISLAM 17
MUHAMMAD, THE PROPHET OF ALLAH 23
THE BOOK AND THE FAITH 32
ISLAM ON THE MARCH 42
THE CALIPHATE 53
CONQUEST OF SPAIN 61
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL LIFE MAKE A START 73
THE GLORY THAT WAS BAGHDAD 81
THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE 94
SCIENCE AND LITERATURE 108
THE FINE ARTS 118
CORDOVA: JEWEL OF THE WORLD 124
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WEST 133
THE CROSS SUPPLANTS THE CRESCENT 147
THE CRUSADES 168
THE LAST DYNASTY 184
THE ARAB LANDS IN THE MODERN WORLD 196
INDEX 205
LIST OF MAPS

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THE MOSLEM WORLD 3
ARABIA 9
EMPIRE OF THE CALIPHS 55
THE IBERIAN PENINSULA 63
SICILY AND SOUTHERN ITALY 159
CRUSADING STATES OF SYRIA 171
ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY 177
THE MAMLUK KINGDOM 187

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