“The book is a history of ideas. It’s an intellectual journey into the ideas and thinkers of the Arab world, and the impact they had on their own societies from 1798 to the beginning of World War II. It’s about intellectual renewal and cross-cultural fertilisation. Hourani examines how Arab thinkers were very interested in the potential for renewal in Arabic and Islamic societies and thought.” Read more...
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Fawaz A. Gerges,