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The Arab World: A Comprehensive History
By Peter Mansfield
Crowell, 1977, 572 pp.
A veteran journalist's excellent survey, skimming the early centuries, tarrying a while in the nineteenth, and concentrating on more recent times, including a brief contemporary sketch of each country. The general theme is the familiar one of action and reaction between Western influence and Arab nationalism.
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