Europe and by extension the us are guilty of ethnocentrism and of regarding arabs and the islamic world as the other which for some reason is reprehensible and the author intends to correct this by showing us the arabs had a great civilization and the christian europeans were brutal ignorant and intolerant. Arab history is often viewed as beginning with islam but the arabs have a long history stretching back millenia and it is one intimately bound up with european history and identity the arabs forbears the phoenicians were exploring the coasts of england and west africa and colonizing much of spain sicily and north africa in the early first millennium bc. In out of arabia warwick ball offers an original and thought provoking approach to arab historyhis theme is the impact of the arabs on europe from ancient times to the end of the middle ages the book opens with a startling juxtaposition a roman emperor and an arab caliph. Out of arabia phoenicians arabs and the discovery of europe asia in europe and the making of the west book book details isbn 1566568013 title out of arabia phoenicians arabs and the discovery of europe asia in europe and the making of the west author warwick ball publisher interlink pub group. Out of arabia phoenicians arabs and the discovery of europe asia in europe and the making of the west paperback warwick ball warwick ball published by interlink pub group 2009
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