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A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani
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Oct 02, 09

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Read in May, 2009

This was a good basic survey of Muslim/Arab culture. It wasn't all inclusive but definitely broadened my understanding of that part of the world.

Pros: Not written from a western perspective, and provides a good look at the people who lived both in the past and currently in middle eastern countries.

Cons: Not exceptionally thorough, and a little dense to get through at times. It also for the most part ignored most of the political entities and movements. Thank goodness for Wikipedia.
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