A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword by Albert Hourani

By Albert Hourani

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Upon its booklet in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork was once hailed because the definitive tale of Arab civilization, and have become either a bestseller and an speedy vintage. In a breathtaking view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab background and tradition, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the folks and occasions that experience essentially formed the Arab world.

Now this seminal publication comes in an extended moment version. famous Islamic pupil Malise Ruthven brings the tale modern from the mid-1980s, together with such occasions because the Gulf struggle; civil unrest in Algeria; the switch of management in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the occasions of September eleven, 2001.

The terrorist assaults within the usa, ongoing situation in Iraq, and renewed violence among Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the necessity for a balanced and well-informed knowing of the Arab global, and make this insightful historical past of the Arab peoples extra very important than ever.

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When Burgess describes Picasso's "pyramidal women, his sub-African caricatures, figures with eyes askew, with contorted legs" (408), he implicitly refers to Picasso's source of inspiration. Furthermore, even if we assumed that Picasso had executed Les Demoiselles before he visited the museum, he could have hardly not known about African art by 1920. Matisse had always insisted that it was he who had introduced Picasso to African art in 1906 when he purchased an African mask Picasso's "Dusty Manikins" B 35 and brought it to a dinner party at Gertrude Stein's home.

Sadly, the majority of critics of modernism have not commented on primitivism at all (much less the aesthetic primitivism that is our project), but it is safe to argue that primitivism has been a prominent feature in much of twentieth-century Western art and literature. By constructing a black alter ego, the Western primitivist sought either to strengthen his cultural Ego or to unleash his Id. Implicit in either process is a Western self projected onto a people remote in time, place, or character.

This negation, in the Freudian sense of the word, is a revealing slip. Picasso's and Lipchitz's distortions are alarming and intolerable. The fact that Picasso imitated African art should not, of course, be held against him or simply dismissed as cultural 36 B Primitivist Modernism imperialism; however it is ironic that Picasso was anxious about admitting something so obvious as the formal impact art negre had on Les Demoiselles. Even more alarming than Picasso's reticence is the fact that many art critics have also denied this influence.

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