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  • A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE ARABS

    The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past. In this authoritative account, John McHugo takes the reader through the political, social and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Going beyond the headlines, he describes in vivid detail a series of key turning points in Arab history from the mission of the Prophet Muhammad and the expansion of Islam to the region’s interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism. Now fully updated to cover the tumultuous years since the Arab Spring, this lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form and illuminates the choices that lie ahead.

     


    ISBN: 9780863567421
    Publisher: SAQI BOOKS
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    Author: JOHN MCHUGO

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  • A CONCISE HISTORY OF SUNNIS AND SHI‘IS


    ISBN: 9780863569265
    Publisher: SPEAKING TIGER
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    Author: JOHN MCHUGO

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  • A CONCISE HISTORY OF SUNNIS AND SHI’IS

    The 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many other countries, with tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalating. India, too, has not emerged unscathed from this schism, and has witnessed periodic violence between the two sects throughout history. In this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo reveals how this great divide occurred. Charting the story of Islam from the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, he describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi ism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi i Safavids contrived to ensure that the split would continue into modern times. Now its full, destructive force has been brought out by the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim world. Definitive, insightful and accessible, A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is shows that there was nothing inevitable about the sectarian conflicts that now disfigure Islam. It is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development and manipulation of the great schism that for far too many people has come to define Islam and the Muslim world
    ISBN: 9789388326247
    Publisher: SPEAKING TIGER
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    Author: JOHN MCHUGO

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