The companion guide to the video series Christianity and Islam with Dr. Timothy George recommends the following books on the Arab history and culture:
Hitti, Philip K. The Arabs: A Short History, NY: The McMillan Company, 1951.
LeBon, G. The World of Islamic Civilization, Tudor Publishing Co. 1974.
Lewis, Bernard, Ed. Islam and the Arab World, Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.
Patai, Raphael. The Arab Mind, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY, 1973.
Steward, Desmond. Mecca, Newsweek, NY, 1980.