9780300251630-0300251637-Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

ISBN-13: 9780300251630
ISBN-10: 0300251637
Author: Mackintosh-Smith, Tim
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 656 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300251630
ISBN-10: 0300251637
Author: Mackintosh-Smith, Tim
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 656 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mackintosh-Smith, Tim wrote Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires comprising 656 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300251637 and 9780300251630. Since then Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.48 or rent at the marketplace.

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A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia.

Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments—from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad’s use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic—have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today’s politically fractured post–Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.
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