The Arab awakening: the story of the Arab national movement. by Antonius, George. Publication date Topics Middle East — History. ANTONIUS, GEORGE. The Arab Awakening: A History of the Arab National Movement. Pp. xi, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, $ Show all. Mr. Antonius, Christian Arab and former government official in Palestine, has written the first comprehensive history of the Pan Arab by George Antonius.
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This page was last edited on 2 Julyat Jan 17, Brenden marked it as to-read. Essential reading for those interested in the Middle East.
There are, indeed, weaker passages: He saw the role of the American University of Beirut originally the Syrian Protestant College as central to this development, although he awa,ening that by the end of the 19th century that role had diminished because the college initiated instruction in English. Alex Payne rated it liked it Feb 15, He is nonetheless a gifted writer and a careful scholar, which makes his advocacy on behalf of the ordinary Arab, particularly the ordinary Arab living in Syria or Palestine, that much more pointed and potent.
It was with these assurances that, on June 10,the Sherif ordered his army to attack the garrison in Mecca. Return to Book Page. Jad Bawab rated it really liked awakkening Apr 04, Martin Kramer New Brunswick: From a scholarly perspective, whether or not Muhammad Ali can be tied to the birth of the Arab nationalist movement has certainly been questioned.
In the two years to come, Ottoman resources would be drained and its manpower sapped trying to put down revolts throughout Iraq, Syria, Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula. Retrieved from ” https: Jan 31, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Perla Aouad rated it really liked it Apr 20, According to Antonius, American arrab, educators and institutions played a critical role in the development of American soft power during the Edwardian era and after World War I.
Georfe 30, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: He argued that the Arab nation which consists of racial and cultural-linguistic elements was “dormant” ggeorge centuries, and that institutions established by Protestant missionaries and educators from the United States had a specific role in the renewal and “awakening” of Arabic as a national language.
Want to Read saving…. After several years of travel and research in all parts of the Arab world, the author managed to gain access to all the relevant material necessary to the writing of a book such as this – much of the material georhe been unavailable to other writers on the subject.
Antonius is writing from within the historical dynamics that he attempts to describe. This geirge is not yet featured on Listopia. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He concludes with a focus on the Palestinian problem and advances a detailed, academic argument for a one state solution. Mohammed Alattas rated it really liked it Feb 26, By the end, one gets more of a feeling that the theme of the work is the defeat of the Arab awakening, not the awakening itself.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But in the broad strokes, this is still an extraordinary book and well worth the time taken to read it. Lana rated it really liked it Apr 21, This book talks about all of the history of the arabs or what is now the middle east from the time of the ottman empire till Muhammad A rated it it was ok Apr 08, Classic account of the early days of Arab nationalism: According to Martin KramerThe Arab Awakening “became the preferred textbook for successive generations of British and American historians and their students”.
In addition to the narrative account and assessments of military and political leaders, including Lawrence of Arabia, the book contains a set of documents of fundamental importance to the history ahtonius the Arab revival.
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The Arab awakening : the story of the Arab national movement
Instead, the Sykes-Picot Agreement, made by the European Allies completely over the heads of the Arab people, was aimed at essentially turning the Arab lands into a new colonialist frontier between Britain and France.
Trivia About The Arab Awakenin The last chapter on post-war Syria-Iraq-Palestine is worth the price of the book alone. After several years of travel and research in all parts of the Arab world, the author managed to gain access to all the relevant material necessary to the writing of a book such as this – much of the material having been unavail This remarkable book on a complex and controversial subject is widely regarded as the best full account of the rise of the Arab national movement.
This remarkable book on a complex and controversial subject is widely regarded as the best full account of the rise of the Arab national movement. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Nov 04, What makes this book special to me is mainly two things, the fact that it has a pre world war 2 perspective and the effort and research the author put into making it.
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Lists with This Book. He takes it upon himself to speak to English-speaking audiences on behalf of the politically-voiceless Levantine peasant, attached firmly to his land and to his neighbours by inexpressibly-profound bonds of love, and oppressed not only by British and French mandatory maladministration, not only by Zionist settlement, but also by the shortsightedness and greed of the Arab landowning class and traditional tribal elites.
And in telling that story, Antonius does not place himself as a disinterested observer but as an insider and an advocate. I think reading this book will give a huge insight about how many of the issues in the middle east started and how somehow the middle east shaped to be what sntonius is now. Jul 27, Raed Al-bloushy rated it awakenjng was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Talid Khatib rated it really liked it Jan 05,