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Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair

Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century From Triumph to Despair Like a great dynasty that falls to ruin and is eventually remembered for its faults than its feats Arab nationalism is remembered mostly for its humiliating rout in the Six Day War for inter Ar

  • Title: Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair
  • Author: Adeed Dawisha
  • ISBN: 9780691122724
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • Like a great dynasty that falls to ruin and is eventually remembered for its faults than its feats, Arab nationalism is remembered mostly for its humiliating rout in the 1967 Six Day War, for inter Arab divisions, and for words and actions distinguished by their meagerness But people tend to forget the majesty that Arab nationalism once was In this elegantly narrateLike a great dynasty that falls to ruin and is eventually remembered for its faults than its feats, Arab nationalism is remembered mostly for its humiliating rout in the 1967 Six Day War, for inter Arab divisions, and for words and actions distinguished by their meagerness But people tend to forget the majesty that Arab nationalism once was In this elegantly narrated and richly documented book, Adeed Dawisha brings this majesty to life through a sweeping historical account of its dramatic rise and fall.Dawisha argues that Arab nationalism which, he says, was inspired by nineteenth century German Romantic nationalism really took root after World War I and not in the nineteenth century, as many believe, and that it blossomed only in the 1950s and 1960s under the charismatic leadership of Egypt s Gamal Abd al Nasir He traces the ideology s passage from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire through its triumphant ascendancy in the late 1950s with the unity of Egypt and Syria and with the nationalist revolution of Iraq, to the mortal blow it received in the 1967 Arab defeat by Israel, and its eventual eclipse Dawisha criticizes the common failure to distinguish between the broader, cultural phenomenon of Arabism and the political, secular desire for a united Arab state that defined Arab nationalism In recent decades competitive ideologies not least, Islamic militancy have inexorably supplanted the latter, he contends.Dawisha, who grew up in Iraq during the heyday of Arab nationalism, infuses his work with rare personal insight and extraordinary historical breadth In addition to Western sources, he draws on an unprecedented wealth of Arab political memoirs and studies to tell the fascinating story of one of the most colorful and significant periods of the contemporary Arab world In doing so, he also gives us the means to fully understand trends in the region today.

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    1 thought on “Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair

    1. Excellent survey of the last hundred years or so about the growth and decline of Arab nationalism. I learned a hell of a lot from this book that explains many things I've encountered here in Egypt. But at the end of the day I was forced to ask, "What did they THINK was going to happen???"

    2. This book, written by someone who has done extensive research on the topic, is very informative without the flair of some of the other nonfiction books I have read this year and for my class. I probably would never have chosen this book to read had it not been assigned for my Arabs and Israel class but I have to say I did get a lot out of it. However, had I not been taking a course on this topic for the past 13 weeks, I'm not sure I would have a very good understanding of what was happening, esp [...]

    3. This is really an interesting book. The author has managed to support his thesis about the rise and fall of the arab nationalism appropriately. He is objective and the book is full of useful information.

    4. Decent for teaching, has some good bits on Ba'athism and the awkwardness of the larger project of Arab Nationalism.

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