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This important book explains how Arabs are closed in a circle defined by tribal, religious, and cultural traditions. David Pryce-Jones examines the tribal forces which, he believes, drive the Arabs in their dealings with each other and with the West. In the postwar world, he argues, the Arabs reverted to age-old tribal and kinship structures, a closed circle from which they have been unable to escape, and in which violence is systemic. A healthy corrective, a thought-provoking study. --David K. Shipler, New York Times Book Review

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"That Middle Eastern society has its problems . . . is undeniable. From David Pryce-Jones the reader will discover some of the reasons why this has been so, and will be given many acute insights into how the Middle East works, or fails to work."--David Morgan, "Times Literary Supplement."

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As the violence of the Middle East has come to America, many Westerners are stunned and confounded by this new form of mayhem that appears to be a feature of Arab societies. This important book explains how Arabs are closed in a circle defined by tribal, religious, and cultural traditions.

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ISBN:
9781566634403
Subtitle:
An Interpretation of the Arabs
Preface:
Pryce-Jones, David
Preface:
Pryce-Jones, David
Author:
Pryce-Jones, David
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago, Ill.
Subject:
General
Subject:
World
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Arab countries
Subject:
Civilization, arab
Subject:
National characteristics, Arab.
Subject:
Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 131
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.43x5.53x1.37 in. 1.23 lbs.

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Product details 480 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566634403 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "That Middle Eastern society has its problems . . . is undeniable. From David Pryce-Jones the reader will discover some of the reasons why this has been so, and will be given many acute insights into how the Middle East works, or fails to work."--David Morgan, "Times Literary Supplement."
"Synopsis" by , As the violence of the Middle East has come to America, many Westerners are stunned and confounded by this new form of mayhem that appears to be a feature of Arab societies. This important book explains how Arabs are closed in a circle defined by tribal, religious, and cultural traditions.
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