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The Shaping of the Arabs: A Study in Ethnic Identity

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This book, first published in 1969, brings out clearly and concisely the complex moulding of Arab identity. The present-day Arabic-speaking peoples may be traced back to the Arabian tribes that were later to be shaped into a people by Islam. With the Muslim conquests the language of the Arabian tribes became the vernacular of a vast cosmopolitan society extending throughou ...more
Published (first published March 12th 2016)
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A competent work, but has very little that makes it stand out. If you're already decently versed in the history of Islam, this wouldn't be worth your time (unless you have time to spare). Otherwise, worth a quick read.
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Joel Carmichael (December 31, 1915 – January 27, 2006) was an American historian, magazine editor, and translator.

Born Joel Lipsky on December 31, 1915 in New York City, Carmichael was the youngest son of Charlotte Schacht and Louis Lipsky, a founder of the American Zionist movement. His oldest brother, David (1907–1996) became a publicist; his middle brother, Eleazar (1911–1993), was a lawyer, no
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