Problems of the Modern Middle East in Historical Perspective


A collection of historical studies on the Middle East by some of the leading students and colleagues of Albert Hourani.
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A collection of historical studies on the Middle East by some of the leading students and colleagues of Albert Hourani.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863722141
  • Publisher: Garnet Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

Albert Hourani: An Appreciation 1
I The Establishment and Dismantling of the Province of Syria, 1865-1888 7
II From Consciousness to Activism: Feminist Politics in Early Twentieth Century Egypt 27
III Continuity in Modern Egyptian History: The Wafd and the Muslim Brothers 49
IV Women and Conflict in Lebanon 63
V Nizam Ma Fi: Discourses of Order, Disorder and History in a Lebanese Context 79
VI Taha Husayn: The Critical Spirit 105
VII Society and Ideology in Late Ottoman Syria: Class, Education, Profession and Confession 119
VIII Abd el-Kader and Arab Nationalism 133
IX The Jewish-Zionist and Arab-Palestinian National Communities: The Transposing Effect of a Century of Confrontation 151
X Revolutionaries, Fundamentalists and Women: Alternative Groups in the Arab World 169
XI Water in the International Relations of the Middle East: Israel and the Jordan River System 189
XII Architecture and Urban Development: Cairo during the Ottoman Period (1517-1798) 211
XIII The Famine of 1915-1918 in Greater Syria 229
XIV Sunnis and Shiis Revisited: Sectarianism and Ethnicity in Authoritarian Iraq 259
XV The West and the Overburdened History of the Modern Middle East: Some General Considerations 275
XVI A Bibliography of Albert Hourani's Published Works 287
Contributors 307
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