The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs (Edward Burlingame Book) (Paperback)

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The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs (Edward Burlingame Book) (Paperback)

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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.
David Pryce-Jones is the author of nineteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including The War That Never Was, Paris in the Third Reich, The Face of Defeat, and The Hungarian Revolution, as well as novels and literary biography. He lives in London.
Product Details ISBN: 9781566638265
ISBN-10: 1566638267
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication Date: February 16th, 2009
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Edward Burlingame Book