In This Review

The Emergence of the Modern Middle East
The Emergence of the Modern Middle East
By Albert Hourani
University of California Press, 1981, 263 pp.

Albert Hourani is always worth reading, in this case re-reading, for his explorations into the history and religion of Middle East peoples illuminates the present as well as the past. A candid introduction places the individual essays in the development of his own thought and writing. The final one, an assessment of George Antonius's Arab Awakening in 40 years' perspective, is published for the first time.