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Modern Arab Historiography

Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

By Youssef Choueiri

Routledge – 2002 – 256 pages

Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

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Description

Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers the periods 1820-1920 (Pioneers and Amateurs) and 1920 to today (Professional Historians: Managers of Legitimation). This work is a major contribution not only to the study of Arab historiography but to our understanding of modern Arab thought.

Reviews

'An impressive achievment, thought-provoking and stimulating.'

- Arab Studies Journal

Contents

Preface Introduction Part 1: Pioneers and Amateurs 1820-1920 1. Patriotic Intellectuals and Enlightened Patrons 2. Two Histories of Syria 3. New Identities and Imperial Vistas Part 2: The Professional Historians: Managers of Legitimation 1920-1980 4. Muduhammad 'Ali and the Sphinx: Shafiq Ghurbal's Histories of Egypt 5. Kamal Salibi and the History of Lebanon: The Making of a Nation? 6. The Panacea of Historicism: Abdallah Laroui and Morocco's Cultural Retardation Conclusion Appendix A Appendix B Glossary A List of Dynasties Bibliography Index

Author Bio

Youssef Choueiri is Reader in Modern Middle Eastern History in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. A graduate of Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Dr Choueiri has published a number of books on Arab History and Islam.

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Description: By Youssef Choueiri. Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers the periods 1820-1920 (Pioneers and Amateurs)...
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