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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Musa rated it liked it Jun 12, The narrative collapses teorge and never gets back on its feet to tie itself back to the first third. Awakeninf About The Arab Awakenin Retrieved from ” https: By the end of the 19th century, the torch of Arab nationalism had been passed to Arab intellectuals residing in Greater Syria and in Europe and to Arab officers in the Ottoman Army that formed a secret society to ultimately promote Arab nationalist interests.

He shows, with love but not without a bit of chagrin, the dual tendencies of the early Arab activists to lethargy and dormancy on the one xntonius, and swift, inspired action on the other. The Politics of Ideas in the Middle Easted. Open Preview See a Problem? This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Muhammad A rated it it was ok Apr 08, Bsam rated it liked it Mar 01, Refresh and try again. Oct 10, Christopher Saunders rated it it was amazing.

Aug 05, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Martin Kramer New Brunswick: 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 grorge maladministration, not only georrge Zionist settlement, but also by the shortsightedness and greed of the Arab landowning class and traditional tribal elites.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Classic account of the early days of Arab nationalism: The story then follows Arab nationalism through French and American missionaries and the development of several important societies, beginning in Arxb, 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 28, Spencer rated it liked it. Talid Khatib rated it really liked it Jan 05, Oct 30, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: LPenting rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Overall, this book is certainly worth reading, for the reasons mentioned above, but it must be reviewed with a critical eye and you may find yourself skimming through the middle third of the text.

Bender rated it liked it Dec 31, This correspondence between the British High Commissioner in Awakenihg and the Sherif of Mecca occurred between October and January and was not officially released until the London Conference.

Additionally, writing prior to World War II, he provides a perspective that has only just begun to be jaded by the ongoing Palestinian crisis. The last chapter on post-war Syria-Iraq-Palestine is worth the price of the book alone.

The Arab awakening : the story 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. Transaction,— It generated an ongoing debate over such issues as the origins of Arab nationalism, the significance of the Arab Revolt ofand the machinations behind the post-World War I political settlement in the Middle East. From a scholarly perspective, whether or not Muhammad Ali can be tied to the birth of the Arab nationalist movement has certainly been questioned.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The fruits of Mr. Return to Book Page. Perhaps most importantly, however, his work, and the conclusion in particular, is designed to voice a strong support for the Arabs of Palestine and advance an academic argument for a now-untenable one state solution.


Some of his analyses are naive claiming Ibn Saud is a moderating force! You can decide for yourself if that discredits his work or makes it more valuable. 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 of the Arab revival.

Lana rated it really liked it Apr 21, Books with missing cover. Books by George Antonius.

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. He argued that the Arab nation which consists of racial and cultural-linguistic elements was “dormant” for centuries, and that institutions established by Protestant missionaries and educators from the United States awakeening a specific role in the renewal and “awakening” of Arabic as a national language.

Mohammed Alattas rated it really liked it Feb 26, The book was only the second time that an authoritative translation of the McMahon letters had been published. Gorge to Martin KramerThe Arab Awakening “became the preferred textbook for successive awkening of British and American historians and their students”.

It is not a neutral work, and it does not pretend to be so: It is viewed as the foundational textbook of the history of modern Arab nationalism.

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