The Arabs

Creator

Date

1940

Identifier

Brasch DS39 GD94

Type

Publisher

Oxford: The Clarendon Press

Abstract

As Orientalist historian, Hamilton Gibb (1895-1971) says in the first page of his pamphlet, The Arabs, ‘[they] are a people clustered round an historical memory’. There is no definite delineated Arab territory, but parts of the African continent, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine are part of the ‘Arab World’, an area of 13.6 million square kilometres. United by their language, Arabic, and their religion, Islam, Arabs began to populate various countries in the Middle East after Muhammed’s death in the 7th century. Arabs are townspeople and nomads, Sunni and Shi’ite, Asian and African. Today in the world, there are around 420 million people who identify as Arabian.

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Citation

H.A.R. Gibb, “The Arabs,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10727.