Dr. Eugene Rogan’s spoke about his recent book ‘The Arabs: A History’ (published by Allen Lane November 2009). Dr. Rogan is a Faculty Fellow and University Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, where he serves as Director of the Middle East Centre. The book is an authoritative new history of the Arabs, starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, all the way to the present age of American unipolar power. Dr. Rogan’ received favourable reviews for this work: the Financial Times has called it ‘outstanding’, the Guardian: ‘compelling and compulsively readable’, the Sunday Times says the book offers ‘an admirable account of the Arabs’ experiences’ and finally the Economist says the book is ‘exemplary’ and is written with ‘skill and imagination’. His previous work ‘Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan 1850-1921’ was awarded the Albert Hourani Prize. His other areas of interest are , the Palestine War of 1948, and the First World War in the Middle East . Among his other recent publications are ‘Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East’ (ed.) London: I.B. Tauris 2001; ‘The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948’ (eds) with Avi Shlaim, Cambridge C.U.P. 2001.
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