Named Best Book of the Year by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Atlantic
In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on five centuries of Arab sources to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context.
"Deeply erudite and distinctly humane." --Atlantic
"An outstanding, gripping and exuberant narrative . . . that explains much of what we need to know about the world today." --Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times