Book Launch: Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Arabs | 15 January 2020

Tim Mackintosh-Smith

in conversation with Gareth Richards

Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires (Yale University Press)

Wednesday 15 January 2020 | 8.00–10.00pm

The Book

Tim Mackintosh-Smith has written what is widely acknowledged to be the best single-volume history of the Arabs in the English language. Arabs covers almost 3,000 years of history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Meet the author as he reflects on how history has shaped today’s politically fractured environment and the dynamics of unity and disunity.

The Author

Tim Mackintosh-Smith is an eminent Arabist, translator and traveller whose previous publications include Travels with a Tangerine also a BBC documentary series) and Yemen. Now based in Malaysia, he has lived in the Arab world for thirty-five years.

Free admission

Refreshments will be served


Conference Hall

Penang Institute

10 Brown Road

1035 Penang


T: +60 4 228 3306 (Penang Institute)

T: +60 4 261 8001 (Gerakbudaya Bookshop)


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