Albert Hourani (1915-1993) was a renowned British historian and scholar specializing in the history of the Arab world. He was born in Manchester, England, and completed his education at Magdalen College, Oxford. Hourani’s academic career spanned several decades, during which he made significant contributions to the field of Middle Eastern studies.

Hourani is best known for his influential book “A History of the Arab Peoples,” published in 1991. This comprehensive work provides a detailed account of the Arab world’s history, from the rise of Islam to the modern era. It explores various aspects of Arab culture, society, and politics, shedding light on the region’s rich and complex past.

Throughout his career, Hourani focused on understanding the dynamics of Arab societies and their interactions with the broader world. He emphasized the importance of cultural, intellectual, and social factors in shaping Arab history. Hourani’s meticulous research and nuanced analysis have made his works essential reading for anyone interested in the Arab world and its historical development.

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