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Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read Read & download í Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh-Smith 102 Cing this process to the origins of the Arabic language rather than the advent of Islam Tim Mackintosh Smith begins his narrative 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 lingu. Tim Mackintosh Smith is one of those romantic Englishmen who used to go and settle in far off lands and go native He lives in Yemen apparently still there even during the civil war and has been writing about the region and the Arab people for several decades This book is the culmination of a lifetime of study a comprehensive history of a people and civilization to which he has become attached and about whom he knows than most It is well worth readingHe begins by making it clear that this is a history of the Arabs not a history of Islam The first mention of the word Arab actually occurs in in 853 BC and concerns the employment by the Assyrian state of a transport contractor a certain Gindibu Locust an Arab chieftain who owned vast herds of camels This is about 3000 years ago and the coming of Islam lies about halfway through this history While we know relatively little of the early pre Islamic history of these people Mackintosh Smith wants us to be aware that the Arabs existed long before Islam didThe word Arab itself means tribal groups who live beyond the reach of settled society It was mostly used for the nomadic people of the Arabian peninsula among whom the high Arabic language evolved This group and their settled brethren in Southern Arabia Yemen were likely descended from people who migrated into the peninsula from the fertile crescent and with the coming of Islam they were united into one nation bound together by religion and by the high Arabic language of the poets and soothsayers the language that became the language of the uran He emphasizes again and again that this language above all else is what defines an Arab Yet it is not the everyday language of anyone who is Arab The everyday dialects of Arabic change every few hundred miles or less but this rich strange subtle suavely hypnotic magically persuasive maddeningly difficult high Arabic language that evolved on the tongues of tribal soothsayers and poets remains the ideal the language of literature and poetry and the language of the uran the uintessential Arabic book But the fact that it is not and never was the everyday language of any people has conseuences for all dreams of unity and is a feature of Arab civilization that outsiders sometimes miss For Mackintosh Smith it is ultimately this language that defines the Arabs even before the rise of Islam Not because they speak it everyday they do not and never did but because their prophets and poets spoke it and it bound them together in one greater civilization above and beyond the divisions of tribe and local dialectThe other great theme of the book is the conflict between settled people hadar and nomads Beddu The trademark of the nomads is the ghazw or raid and the author says that even though the nomads are almost gone the tradition of the raid survives in the countless coups and counter coups of the Arab world For much of Arab history two rationalities have coexisted those of the settled and of the bedouin the peoples and the tribes seemingly in perpetual duality clashing yet embracing loving and hating yin and yangHe covers of course the rise of Islam the explosive growth of the Arab empire its decision to use to Arabic as the language of administration and the resulting astoundingly rapid conversion of conuered people from Morocco to Ira into Arabs He discusses the rise of Arab literature science and philosophy as in all these were written in the Arabic language in an Arab dominated empire and the benefits of their early use of paper which they learned to make from the Chinese but developed into a fine art and used very widely long before it made its way to Europe but he also points out how short this flash of brilliance and expansion was only 300 years from the coming of Islam to the fall of the Abbasids from absolute rulers to puppets of their Persian and then Turkic overlordsBut while most histories of the Arabs peter out at this point he points out that the Arabs or at least some Arabs the ones in Oman and Yemen enjoyed another long twilight expansion long after the caliphate had slipped out of their hands after the caliphate had fallen to the Turks and been ravaged by the Mongols Arab traders maintained and enlarged a new domain around the Indian ocean converting people from Sri Lanka and India to Malaysia Indonesia and East Africa to Islam and creating a second and less known expansion of their language culture and religionFinally he describes the various attempts at mondernization rennaissance and recovery that occured after the arrival of the modern Europeans in Arab lands starting with Napoleon in Egypt Unlike many histories he does not stop a 100 years ago but brings the story up to the present even commenting on the dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi He does say that the book might have had a optimistic ending if written ten years ago before the rise and fall of the Arab spring but now Seeing the land I live in and love falling apart is like watching an old and dear friend losing his mind The book is very well written flush with delightful anecdotes and clever turns of phrase It is probably the most comprehensive up to date and detailed history of the Arabs that is out there and is a must read for anyone interested in the region and the people The author is clearly in love with his subject and has a generally sympathetic view of the Arabs a fact that may upset some Zionist readers he is blunt in his criticism of Israel but even for them it should be a source of insights information and delightful anecdotes Highly recommendedHow far Arabic penetrated the languages themselves can be judged from numbers of loan words In post Ottoman Turkish in 1931 51 per cent of newspaper vocabulary was Arabic even after a generation of de arabicization the proportion in 1965 was still 26 per cent In Farsi there were attempts to persianize the lexicon in the nineteenth century but at least 30 per cent of the vocabulary remains Arabic Arabic travelled via Persian to the Indian subcontinent where not only Hindi and particularly Urdu but also many of the related languages are rich in Arabic words thus for example a concept as indigenous as Sikh khalsa can turn out to have an Arabic name khalisah is pure India s recent colonial history also meant that a minor secondary wave of Arabic words made it the long way round to Europe and particularly with the nabobs the nawab Arabic deputies to Blighty itself from Arabic wilayah dominion realm via Persian into Indian bilayati of the foreign land especially EuropeBritain Arabicization is continuing in at least one part of the Indian subcontinent as Bangladeshi Bengali replaces Sanskrit loan words with new ones of Arabic origin Further south and east around the ocean arc Arabic has beueathed modern Indonesian as many as 3000 loan words From the East Indies it still had further to go not just to Ibn Battutah s hazy Kaylukari but also to Elcho Island off Australia s Arnhem Land there the Aboriginal name for God Walitha walitha apparently came via early contacts with Makassar Muslims from the Arabic phrase Allahu ta ala Allah exalted is He In the opposite direction in Africa the belated Arab tribal migrations of the Banu Hilal and others from the eleventh century onwards arabicized the lowlands but Arabic would also steal into the Berber languages a uarter to a third of whose vocabulary is now Arabic From the Maghrib traders missionaries and tribesmen also took Arabic itself as far south as Bornu in northern Nigeria where a form of the language is still spoken by inhabitants of Arab origin No less importantly from the sawahil the coasts of the western arm of the oceanic arc Swahili spread inland through trade to become the national language of Kenya and Tanzania Swahili is a Bantu language but Arabic has loaned it perhaps as much as half of its vocabularyan identity that had begun to form before the Christian era had coalesced under the Lakhmid and Ghassanid kings had solidified with Islam and reached its firmest form under the Umayyads and earlier Abbasids but then had weakened and decayed around the time of the death of the last real caliph in the mid tenth century What had happened since then was that Arab identity had reverted to its herding raiding beginnings The idea of urubah arabness had been almost as mobile and various across time as the peoples and tribes to whom it attached under the Ottomans it entered a 300 year dip in the road and became invisibleAnd there was another irony of empire in these centuries the high point of Arab unity in terms of the greatest population under a single rule over the longest time and the widest geographical extent was achieved under the Ottomans Arab unity was purchased at the expense of Arab independence and in many ways also of Arab identitymost propaganda is still in high Arabic And the propaganda has power the old sacred tongue the dead language that refuses to die as Paul Bowles called it still bewitches mystifies and silences the masses as it did in the mouths of pre Islamic poets and seers It still has a weight and a volume that mutes the twittering And it remains the most potent symbol of a long elusive unity We do not live in a land but in a language Do away with that one shared territory that almost impossibly difficult language and you do away with the only aspect of unity that is not a mirageWhatever the exact figures they are the reason why in the United States a Syrian Lebanese uarter sprouted in what its inhabitants called Nayy Yark why recently Salman Rushdie could find Egyptian in fact Lebanese shops in Matagalpa Nicaragua run by the likes of Armando Mustafa and Manolo Saleh and why on a visit to Dakar my breakfasts comprised Franco Levantine pain au chocolat Turkish coffee and Lebanese ladies with hairdos and Marlboros They are also the reason why Argentina has had an Arab origin president Carlos Menem Brazil another Michel Temer followed in 2018 by an Arab orign presidential runner up Fernando Haddad and why Brazil s Arab origin citizens now number twelve million making it the ninth biggest Arab country by population bigger than Lebanon They went forth multiplied and left the old country behind in every wayBlame it as they might on other peoples empires Arabs had never been a happy family not since the division of the spoils of Islam not since the pre Islamic War of al Basus that forty year super suabble over grazing rights They had never really been a family at all except in tribal fictions of shared descent If empires were to blame it was as much as anything for inspiring by reflex the myths and mirages of unattainable union Imperialists certainly divided and ruled but often than not they were driving their wedges into old splitsToday those individual voices that were raised have been silenced again Another spring has had no summer like so many revolutions Muhammad s included it was begun by those who were hungry for justice but was hijacked by those who were hungry for power In several cases notably that of Egypt it was a double hijacking first by the self styled proponents of the ancienne r volution the islamists for the straggly beards soon ousted the shaggy heads and then by the anciens r gimes themselves the insatiable tyrannosaurs It might be said that Arab history is a series of stolen revolutions

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Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read Read & download í Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh-Smith 102 Istic 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 disunit. This book deserves to be remembered as a modern day classic of scholarship Tim Mackintosh Smith writes with great lucidity and insight and he has a way with words Throughout the book there are some nice alliterative flourishes For instance describing the Abbasid Caliphate as 200 years of pathos and 300 years of bathos as well some very insightful comments about Islam such as The uran was embalmed in sanctity and shrouded in layers of exegesis Public ritual tended to be important than private spirituality An insight that is elouent profound and absolutely trueTim vividly describes the Arab culture from which Islam gestated Any religion needs to be understood in the context of the time in which it was purveyed Tim made me aware of a scarcely known fact That in pre Islamic Arabia a man s veracity was indicated by his elouence and this fact was the major marketing force for Islam This is also alluded to in a few places within the Holy uran when the challenge is thrown to the unbelievers And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant Muhammad then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah if you should be truthful The book also reveals that during the time of the Holy Prophet PBUH there were solitary individuals called Hanif s who were monotheists and like the Holy Prophet PBUH secluded themselves in caves for a short periods of time And amongst the Sabatean the Arabs who resided in South Arabia it was a habit to make a pilgrimage to a temple during which no physical relations were permitted similar to the Hajj The Bedouin Arabs were a people who loved raiding and poetry and I did feel that at times the author s reverence for the Arabic language perhaps skewered some of his observations He belabours a point that it was the classical High Arabic which gave the Arabs a sense of unity If this were true why was internecine warfare between different tribes so freuent and bloody He also seemed to suggest that a matador crying Ole when confronted with a bull was reminiscent of an Arab footballer exclaiming Allah I think you can justifiably say the author got a little carried away with flights of fancy There were however aspects of his research that I disagreed with I felt that his description of the third Caliph Uthman ibn Affan as a Capable and hands on ruler contradicted the fact that Uthman ibn Affan s nepotism caused widespread unrest culminating in his death I also found his reticence of the rule of Hazrat Ali ibn Talib to be puzzling For an Arabphile he doesn t seem to think that Nahjal al balagha is worth mentioning Even though it is commonly regarded as a book of elouent classical Arabic Tim makes what I feel to be a hugely important point when you consider the trajectory of Islam from its genesis to the present day A failed objective of the mission of the Holy Prophet PBUH That Arabs regard their kinship of faith superior to their tribal ones This highlights another point the author makesBlame it as they might on other peoples empires Arabs had never been a happy family not since the division of the spoils of Islam not since the pre Islamic War of al Basus that forty year super suabble over grazing rights They had never really been a family at all except in tribal fictions of shared descent If empires were to blame it was as much as anything for inspiring by reflex the myths and mirages of unattainable union Imperialists certainly divided and ruled but often than not they were driving their wedges into old splitsA lot of my Muslim brethren are burdened by historical grievances But their bitterness towards the colonising superpowers of that time and the current time needs to take into an account an important fact The Imperial English exploited the fissures that were already present within the Arabs The influence of today s Superpowers is due to the complicity of erstwhile Arab rulers who in their greed for power and riches happily co opted overseas allies The history of the Arabs is for a significant part the history of Islam Here the author has some interesting and revelatory things to say I liked his observation regarding the Hadith The Hadith literature needs a cautious approach Collectors of Hadith amassed as many as million which works out about one for every eight minutes of the Holy Prophet PBUH walking life Of the million around 5000 are supposed to be reliable2001 for the proportion of reliable hadith The Arabs loved to memorise lists Every tribe had a poet who could uote lineage for the past five hundred years uite a feat As such I don t think it is unreasonable to say this throws into doubt the legitimacy of Isnads the chains of transmission for Hadith The latter part of the book shows how Pan Arabism that need for Arabs to feel part of a nation was born and died I found this to be a very salient point As a second generation Pakistani I was often told that Pakistan was a renaissance for Islam a homeland for Muslims That to disparage Pakistan is to disparage Islam The reality of Pakistan is about as incompatible as you can get with the reality of Islam And I think the same can be said for the Arab states Nationalism is a British construct the most successful part of their destructive legacy But Tribalism predates nationalism and is the reason why nationalism failed to unite Muslims Why liberated countries such as Ira failed to prosper under the canopy of democracy Because as Tim rightly points out that freedom for an Irai any Arab means freedom to be dominated by someone of your own tribe or failing that protection from someone from a different tribe Not giving people ballot boxes through which they can democratically elect their leader This is the book to read if you want to understand the history of Arab Forget Bernard Lewis s The Arabs In History It pales into insignificance when compared with this very comprehensive and illuminating book Serbian For Kids book deserves to John Carneys Carneycopia be remembered as a modern day classic of scholarship Tim Mackintosh Smith writes with great lucidity and insight and he has a way with words Throughout the Fall for Him book there are some nice alliterative flourishes For instance describing the Abbasid Caliphate as 200 years of pathos and 300 years of Neko bathos as well some very insightful comments about Islam such as The uran was embalmed in sanctity and shrouded in layers of exegesis Public ritual tended to The Games We Play be important than private spirituality An insight that is elouent profound and absolutely trueTim vividly describes the Arab culture from which Islam gestated Any religion needs to His Bidding The Best Medicine #1 be understood in the context of the time in which it was purveyed Tim made me aware of a scarcely known fact That in pre Islamic Arabia a man s veracity was indicated Royal Flush by his elouence and this fact was the major marketing force for Islam This is also alluded to in a few places within the Holy uran when the challenge is thrown to the unbelievers And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant Muhammad then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah if you should Royal Flush be truthful The Who's Hu book also reveals that during the time of the Holy Prophet PBUH there were solitary individuals called Hanif s who were monotheists and like the Holy Prophet PBUH secluded themselves in caves for a short periods of time And amongst the Sabatean the Arabs who resided in South Arabia it was a habit to make a pilgrimage to a temple during which no physical relations were permitted similar to the Hajj The Bedouin Arabs were a people who loved raiding and poetry and I did feel that at times the author s reverence for the Arabic language perhaps skewered some of his observations He Secrets of the Chocolate House Found Things #2 belabours a point that it was the classical High Arabic which gave the Arabs a sense of unity If this were true why was internecine warfare Spin The Bottle between different tribes so freuent and Crazy Sexy Ghoulish Crazy Sexy Ghoulish #1 bloody He also seemed to suggest that a matador crying Ole when confronted with a The Little Book of Self Care for Auarius bull was reminiscent of an Arab footballer exclaiming Allah I think you can justifiably say the author got a little carried away with flights of fancy There were however aspects of his research that I disagreed with I felt that his description of the third Caliph Uthman ibn Affan as a Capable and hands on ruler contradicted the fact that Uthman ibn Affan s nepotism caused widespread unrest culminating in his death I also found his reticence of the rule of Hazrat Ali ibn Talib to Roman Literature and Society be puzzling For an Arabphile he doesn t seem to think that Nahjal al Screening the novel Rediscovered American fiction in film balagha is worth mentioning Even though it is commonly regarded as a Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? book of elouent classical Arabic Tim makes what I feel to Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard be a hugely important point when you consider the trajectory of Islam from its genesis to the present day A failed objective of the mission of the Holy Prophet PBUH That Arabs regard their kinship of faith superior to their tribal ones This highlights another point the author makesBlame it as they might on other peoples empires Arabs had never To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War been a happy family not since the division of the spoils of Islam not since the pre Islamic War of al Basus that forty year super suabble over grazing rights They had never really Pox Americana The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775 82 blame it was as much as anything for inspiring Threat Academy of Unpredictable Magic #4 by reflex the myths and mirages of unattainable union Imperialists certainly divided and ruled The Sacrificial Universe burdened Laskins Bluff by historical grievances But their An Orchestra of Minorities bitterness towards the colonising superpowers of that time and the current time needs to take into an account an important fact The Imperial English exploited the fissures that were already present within the Arabs The influence of today s Superpowers is due to the complicity of erstwhile Arab rulers who in their greed for power and riches happily co opted overseas allies The history of the Arabs is for a significant part the history of Islam Here the author has some interesting and revelatory things to say I liked his observation regarding the Hadith The Hadith literature needs a cautious approach Collectors of Hadith amassed as many as million which works out about one for every eight minutes of the Holy Prophet PBUH walking life Of the million around 5000 are supposed to The Seamstress be reliable2001 for the proportion of reliable hadith The Arabs loved to memorise lists Every tribe had a poet who could uote lineage for the past five hundred years uite a feat As such I don t think it is unreasonable to say this throws into doubt the legitimacy of Isnads the chains of transmission for Hadith The latter part of the Vom Klassenkampf zur Volksgemeinschaft Sozialpolitik im Dritten Reich book shows how Pan Arabism that need for Arabs to feel part of a nation was Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World born and died I found this to A Puzzling Day in the Land of the Pharaohs be a very salient point As a second generation Pakistani I was often told that Pakistan was a renaissance for Islam a homeland for Muslims That to disparage Pakistan is to disparage Islam The reality of Pakistan is about as incompatible as you can get with the reality of Islam And I think the same can Unmarriageable be said for the Arab states Nationalism is a British construct the most successful part of their destructive legacy But Tribalism predates nationalism and is the reason why nationalism failed to unite Muslims Why liberated countries such as Ira failed to prosper under the canopy of democracy Because as Tim rightly points out that freedom for an Irai any Arab means freedom to Omerta Battaglia Mafia #8 be dominated The Tales by someone of your own tribe or failing that protection from someone from a different tribe Not giving people GHETTO BOOTY ballot Kanshi The Poetry of Ishikawa Jozan and Other Edo Period Poets boxes through which they can democratically elect their leader This is the Korea's Cultural Roots book to read if you want to understand the history of Arab Forget Bernard Lewis s The Arabs In History It pales into insignificance when compared with this very comprehensive and illuminating Do You Mind If I Cancel? book

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Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read Read & download í Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh-Smith 102 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 3000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conuered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances Tra. One of the most fascinating books I have ever read Mackintosh Smith masterfully weaves the history of the Arabs through the lens of the evolution of the Arabic language articulating his mastery of the Arabic language and how it has shaped the people in turn I learned a massive amount from this book The history read like a thriller and the author is an incredible story teller However towards the end of the book the author s hatred of Israel and Zionism came out very strongly as could be expected in a book like this It was a shame the book was written that way but was also very informative to the Arab view of Zionism Nonetheless the book is fascinating and I probably will read it again


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    Summary Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh-Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith With little written history but a whole lot of oral tradition its little wonder that Tim has taken writing about the Arabs

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read One of the most fascinating books I have ever read Mackintosh Smith masterfully weaves the history of the Arabs through the lens of the evolution of the Arabic language articulating his mastery of the Arabic langu

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith An excellent and enormous 536 pages plus end matter history of the Arab people whatever that means; as Mackintosh Smith shows the definition is far from clear from pre Islamic times right up to the present day He makes an important distinction between “Arab” and “Muslim”; not all of the former are the latter and vice versa although the global spread of Arabs and Arab ness is due in large part to Islam and the empire won

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith This book can’t be rated The author is rabidly anti Israel As examples the books says that the only place that post holocaustJews could be sent without causing a problem was Antartica p 442 the book cites pre 1948 Jewish terrorism but no Arab terrorism against the Jews eg p 462 the book does not mention the UN resolut

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    Summary Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh-Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith Tim Mackintosh Smith is one of those romantic Englishmen who used to go and settle in far off lands and go native He lives in Yemen apparently still there even during the civil war and has been writing about the region and the Arab people for several decades This book is the culmination of a lifetime of study a comprehensive history of a people and civilization to which he has become attached and about whom he knows than most I

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith In 1992 on a flight from Cairo to Sana'a I found myself sitting next to an Englishman of almost exactly my age who was returning to his home in Yemen Smalltalk developed into conversation which developed into an o

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Tim Mackintosh-Smith This is a humane scholarly but highly readable book by one of that diminishing breed the sensitive British Arabist who is as much Arab as British and who manages to be both detached in observation and engaged as a liberal who loves his adopted cultureHe is based in Yemen South Arabian and Yemeni examples and anecdotes pepper the bo

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    Summary Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh-Smith (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read This was overall a pretty good book One of its best aspects is the elouent style and the depth of the author's knowledge of the subject matter Unfortunately however his knowledge seems to be biased towards the Middle East proper Arabia Levant Mesopotamia Egypt about which he writes profusely whereas the Maghreb is depicted with only some sketchy less satisfying details Thus many uninformed readers might assume that his

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Author Tim Mackintosh–Smith Tim Mackintosh-Smith Ë 2 Read This book had me captivated until we arrived at the modern period What started as a brilliantly emphatic history of the Arabs from before Islam till our times ended in a poor and biased coverage of the most recent hundred or so years Written from his home in war torn Yemen his cynism over the meddling of modern

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  • Hardcover
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  • Arabs Author Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  • Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
  • 9780300180282