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The Eastern Mediterranean and the making of global radicalism, 1860-1914 [electronic resource] /
Ilham Khuri-Makdisi.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.
description
xi, 279 p. : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0520262018, 9780520262010 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.
isbn
0520262018
9780520262010 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8411281
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalismis the perfect antidote to the deterministic histories that have for so long obscured how the Middle East came to modernity. Khuri-Makdisi rightly argues that it was both more complex and more open to the outside influences than either nationalist historians (who see only the state) or the partisans of the new orientalism (who see only Islam) have been willing to admit. This book has been badly needed for some time."--Edmund Burke III, co-editor ofThe Environment and World History
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" The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism is the perfect antidote to the deterministic histories that have for so long obscured how the Middle East came to modernity. Khuri-Makdisi rightly argues that it was both more complex and more open to the outside influences than either nationalist historians (who see only the state) or the partisans of the new orientalism (who see only Islam) have been willing to admit. This book has been badly needed for some time."--Edmund Burke III, co-editor of The Environment and World History
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"Effectively disputes tired and old paradigms. . . . An essential contribution to the literature of the origins of left-wing radicalism."
"Effectively disputes tired and old paradigms. . . . An essential contribution to the literature of the origins of left-wing radicalism."-- European Legacy
"A dazzling array of published and archival sources in Arabic, Ottoman, Italian, French, and English."
"A dazzling array of published and archival sources in Arabic, Ottoman, Italian, French, and English."-- Arab Studies Journal
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Summaries
Main Description
In this groundbreaking book, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914. She shows that socialist and anarchist ideas were regularly discussed, disseminated, and reworked among intellectuals, workers, dramatists, Egyptians, Ottoman Syrians, ethnic Italians, Greeks, and many others in these cities. In situating the Middle East within the context of world history, Khuri-Makdisi challenges nationalist and elite narratives of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history as well as Eurocentric ideas about global radical movements. The book demonstrates that these radical trajectories played a fundamental role in shaping societies throughout the world and offers a powerful rethinking of Ottoman intellectual and social history.
Main Description
In this ground-breaking book, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria to each other, and to other parts of the globe, between 1860 and 1914. She shows that socialist and anarchist ideas were regularly discussed, disseminated, and reworked among intellectuals, workers, and dramatists, Egyptians and Ottoman Syrians, ethnic Italians, Greeks, and many others in these cities. In situating the Middle East within the context of world history, Khuri-Makdisi challenges nationalist and elite narratives of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history as well as Eurocentric ideas about global radical movements. The book, a major addition to the emerging literature on nationalism and radicalism in the Mediterranean world, demonstrates that these radical trajectories played a fundamental role in shaping societies throughout the world and offers a powerful rethinking of Ottoman intellectual and social history.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In this work, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Late Nineteenth-century World and the Emergence of a Global Radical Culture
The Nah.a, the Press, and the Construction and Dissemination of a Radical Worldview
Theater and Radical Politics in Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria 1860-1914
The Construction of Two Radical Networks in Beirut and Alexandria
Workers, Labor Unrest, and the Formulation and Dissemination of Radical Leftist Ideas
Conclusion: Deprovincializing the Eastern Mediterranean
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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