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Ameen Rihani : bridging East and West : a pioneering call for Arab-American understanding /
edited by Nathan C. Funk, Betty J. Sitka.
imprint
[Washington, D.C.] : Ameen Rihani Institute : American University Center for Global Peace ; Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2004.
description
xx, 181 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0761828605
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[Washington, D.C.] : Ameen Rihani Institute : American University Center for Global Peace ; Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2004.
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0761828605
contents note
Foreword: Ameen Rihani: a meeting point between two cultures / HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia -- Preface: A cultural symbol / Adonis -- Introduction: Ameen Rihani's Imagination Liberation Movement / Abdul Aziz Said, Nathan C. Funk -- PART I: THE PATH OF RECONCILIATION: THE EXPRESSION OF TOLERANCE IN RIHANI'S THOUGHT -- More than tolerance: Rihani on intercultural reconciliation / Nathan C. Funk -- Cross-cultural approaches to reconciliation: Ameen Rihani and H.G. Wells / Ameen Albert Rihani -- The search for peace and East-West reconciliation in Rihani's prose poetry / Terri DeYoung -- The limits of reconciliation: Rihani's view of state Zionism / Christopher Vasillopulos -- PART II: CONVERGENT HORIZONS: RIHANI, CARLYLE, EMERSON, THOREAU AND TOLSTOY -- Rihani and Carlyle on revolution and modernity / Geoffrey P. Nash -- Rihani, Emerson and Thoreau / Dr. Walter Edward Dunnavent III -- Leo Tolstoy and Ameen Rihani: the interaction between two creative worlds / Mikhail Rodionov -- PART III: THE IMPORTANCE OF BELONGING AND UNIVERSALISM -- The formation of a universal self: Rihani and Byron / Naji Oueijan -- Ameen Rihani's vision of globalization: a matrimony, not hegemony / Nuwar Mawlawi Diah -- Ameen Rihani: daring to dream / Halim Barakat -- PART IV: UNDERSTANDING PEACE WITHIN ONESELF, WITH OTHERS, AND AMONG NATIONS -- Understanding peace: through Rihani's spirituality / Abdul Aziz Said -- Rihani's peace / Henry H. Melki -- Ameen Rihani's humanist vision of Arab nationalism / Nijmeh Hajjar.
general note
Papers from the Ameen Rihani symposium, April 19-20, 2002, American University, Washington, D.C.
catalogue key
5385501
 
"Ameen F. Rihani-selected works": p. 165-166.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
In the summer of 1888, Ameen Fares Rihani (1876-1940) left the shores of his native Lebanon to begin a new life in the bustling metropolis of New York City. Few could have guessed at the time that the young Rihani would soon become one of the most famous and distinctive Arab writers of the era, transforming tales from his crossings between East and West into a clarion call for understanding and cooperation between a rising world power and an Arab world that was suspended between cultural renaissance and political recolonization. Less than a year after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Ameen Rihani Institute and the American University Center for Global Peace convened a distinguished group of Arab, American, and European scholars for an international symposium in Washington, D.C. Inspired by the conviction that Rihani's humane vision still addresses many of the most vitally important issues in global affairs, the participants in this symposium prepared stimulating writings on every facet of Rihani's intellectual journey, literary career, political advocacy, and life as a protagonist of Arab-American understanding. The result is this remarkable book demonstrating the extraordinary nature of Ameen Rihani's work as a cultural ambassador; the depth of his affinities for such writers as Carlyle, Emerson, Thoreau, and Tolstoy; and the enduring relevance of his commitments to tolerance, universalism, reconciliation, and peace.
Main Description
This remarkable book demonstrates the extraordinary nature of Ameen Rihani's work as a cultural ambassador; the depth of his affinities for such writers as Carlyle, Emerson, Thoreau, and Tolstoy; and the enduring relevance of his commitments to tolerance, universalism, reconciliation, and peace.
Table of Contents
Ameen Rihani : a meeting point between two cultures
Preface : a cultural symbol
Introduction : Ameen Rihani's imagination liberation movement
More than tolerance : Rihani on intercultural reconciliationp. 3
Cross-cultural approaches to reconciliation : Ameen Rihani and H. G. Wellsp. 16
The search for peace and east-west reconciliation in Rihani's prose poetryp. 25
The limits of reconciliation : Rihani's view of state zionismp. 35
Rihani and Carlyle on revolution and modernityp. 47
Rihani, Emerson and Thoreaup. 55
Leo Tolstoy and Ameen Rihani : the interaction between two creative worldsp. 72
The formation of a universal self : Rihani and Byronp. 83
Ameen Rihani's vision of globalization : a matrimony, not hegemonyp. 93
Ameen Rihani : daring to dreamp. 102
Understanding peace through Rihani's spiritualityp. 113
Rihani's peacep. 120
Ameen Rihani's humanist vision of Arab nationalismp. 134
Supplication (An-Najwa prayer)p. 149
Biography on Ameen Rihanip. 151
Timetable of events in Ameen Rihani's life and in the world
List of Rihani's selected worksp. 165
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