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New York: Basic Books, 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 553,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Notes. Index. DJ has wear and tears. Eugene Lawrence Rogan, FBA (born 31 October 1960) is a historian of the Middle East and North Africa from the late Ottoman era to the present. After completing his undergraduate degree at Columbia University in economics, he earned a masters degree in Middle Eastern studies at Harvard University, graduating in 1984, after which he completed a doctorate in Middle Eastern studies at Harvard in 1991. Rogan joined the University of Oxford's Faculty of Oriental Studies as a lecturer in 1991. Since 1991, he has been a Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford, and Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Oxford since 2015. In July 2017, Rogan was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. To American observers, the Arab world often seems little more than a distant battleground characterized by religious zealotry and political chaos. In this definitive account, preeminent historian Eugene Rogan traces five centuries of Arab history, from the Ottoman conquests through the British and French colonial periods and up to the present age of unipolar American hegemony. The Arab world is now more acutely aware than ever of its own vulnerability, and this sense of subjection carries with it vast geopolitical consequences. Drawing from Arab sources little known to Western readers, Rogan's The Arabs will transform our understanding of the past, present, and future of one of the world's most tumultuous region.