The Origins of Arab Nationalism contains the most recent revisionist scholarship on the rise of Arab nationalsim that began with the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
The various contributors, including C. Ernest Down, Mahmoud Haddad, Reeva Simon, and Beth Baron, provide an unusually broad survey of the Arab world at the turn on the century, permitting a comparison of developments in a variety of settings from Syria and Egypt to the Hijaz, Libya, and Iraq.
Represents a serious scholarly work. Introducing newly found archival materials and sources from the late Ottoman period, it constitutes a contribution to the study of nationalism in the Arab world.
The Origins of Arab Nationalism: IntroductionRashid KahlidiPart 1. Issues in the Development of Early Arab Nationalism1. The Origins of Arab NationalismC. Ernest Dawn2. The Yound Turks and the Arabs Before the Revolution of 1908M. Sukru Hanioglu3. Ottomanism and Arabism in Syria Before 1914: A ReassessmentRashid KhalidiPart 2. Syria and Iraq4. Shukri al'Asali: A Case Study of a Political ActivistSamir Seikaly5. 'Abd al-Hamid al-Zahrawi: The Career and Thought of an Arab NationalistAhmed Tarabein6. Iraq Before World War One: A Case of Anti-European Arab OttomanismMahmoud Haddad7. The Education of an Iraqi Ottoman OfficerReeva S. Simon8. The Rise of Local Nationalism in the Arab EastMuhammad MuslihPart 3. The Hijaz9. Iranic Origins: Arab Nationalism in the Hijaz, 1882-1914William Ochsenwald10. The Hashemites, The Arab Revolt, and Arab NationalismMary C. WilsonPart 4. Northeast Africa11. The Development of Nationalist Sentiment in Lybia, 1908-1922Lisa Anderson12. Egypt and Early Arab Nationalism, 1908-1922James Jankowski13. Mothers, Morality, and Nationalism in pre- 1919 EgyptBeth BaronGlossaryBibliographyIndex
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