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Dutch

Een geschiedenis van de Arabische volken

Albert Hourani (author)

Een geschiedenis van de Arabische volken

Title
Een geschiedenis van de Arabische volken
Author
Albert Hourani
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
A history of the Arab people
Publisher
Amsterdam: Contact, 1993
583 p.
ISBN
90-254-6954-X

About Albert Hourani

Albert Habib Hourani (Arabic: ألبرت حبيب حوراني Albart Ḥabīb Ḥūrānī; 31 March 1915 – 17 January 1993) was a Lebanese British historian, specialising in the history of the Middle East and Middle Eastern studies.

Background and education

Hourani was born in Manchester, England, the son of Soumaya Rassi and Fadlo Hourani, immigrants from Marjeyoun in what is now South Lebanon (see Lebanese diaspora). Fadlo had studied at what later became the American University of Beirut and settled in Manchester as a cotton merchant. Albert's brothers were George Hourani, philosopher, historian, and classicist, and Cecil Hourani, economic adviser to President of Tunisia Habib Bourguiba. His family had converted from Eastern Orthodoxy to Scottish Presbyterianism and his father became an elder of the local church in Manchester. Hourani himself, in turn, converted…Read more on Wikipedia