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The emergence of the Arab movements [electronic resource] /
Eliezer Tauber.
London ; Portland, Or. : F. Cass, 1992.
p. cm.
0714634409 :
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London ; Portland, Or. : F. Cass, 1992.
0714634409 :
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-11:
Tauber, an Israeli historian (Bar-Ilan Univ.), joins a legion of scholars concerned with Arab nationalism. He focuses on the early forms of Arabism manifest in Arab political societies that arose in the region of the Fertile Crescent between the Young Turk revolution of 1908 and WW I. The work is divided into three parts. The first and briefest is a review of the major precursors of Arabism, such men as Afghani, Abduh, and Kawakibi, whose careers are more fully discussed in Albert Hourani's classic Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age (1962). Part 2, described by Tauber as "a narrative account of the history of the Arab societies without commentary," is more precisely a series of profiles of some 20 specific parties, clubs, and societies and their branches in Greater Syria and Iraq. Tauber offers a quite detailed record of these groups and their programs, one that is based on a thorough use of Arab and European sources. Part 3 is a political analysis of the size and composition of the Arab societies, their ideologies, their methods of action, their interconnections, their influence on the Arab masses, and their attitudes toward the European powers. Tauber concludes that the history of Arab societies foreshadows the conundrum of contemporary Arab politics--the ideal of Arab unity versus the reality of separate Arab states. Advanced undergraduate; graduate; faculty. L. M. Lewis; Eastern Kentucky University
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Published in the year 1993, The Emergence of the Arab Movements is a valuable contribution to the field of Middle Eastern Studies.
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Taubers meticulous scholarship has unearthed some extraordinary and fascinating materials ... These two volumes constitute one of the most important historical studies of the Middle East published in years." Middle East Quarterly
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