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By Martin Kramer

ISBN-10: 1412807670

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ISBN-13: 9781560002727

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Over the previous decade, the political flooring underneath the center East has shifted. Arab nationalism the political orthodoxy for many of this century has misplaced its grip at the mind's eye and allegiance of a brand new iteration. even as, Islam as an ideology has unfold around the quarter, and "Islamists" bid to catch the guts of politics. so much Western students and specialists as soon as hailed the redemptive strength of Arabism. Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival is a serious overview of the contradictions of Arab nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism, and the misrepresentation of either within the West.

The first a part of the booklet argues that Arab nationalism--the so-called Arab awakening--bore inside it the seeds of its personal failure. Arabism as an concept drew upon overseas assets and assets. at the same time it claimed to disencumber the Arabs from imperialism it deepened highbrow dependence upon the West's personal romanticism and radicalism. finally, Arab nationalism turned a strength of oppression instead of liberation, and a reflect snapshot of the imperialism it defied. Kramer's essays jointly shape the single chronological telling and the at totally documented postmortem of Arabism. the second one a part of the e-book examines the same failings of Islamism, whose rules are Islamic reworkings of Western ideological radicalism. Its impact has been to offer new lifestyles to previous rationales for oppression, authoritarianism, and sectarian division.

Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival offers another view of a century of heart japanese heritage. because the quarter strikes fitfully previous ideology, Kramer's point of view is extra compelling than at any time within the past-in Western academe at the very least between many within the center. This e-book may be of curiosity to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and center East specialists.

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It appealed to Muslims by arguing that the greatness of the Arabs resided in their privileged understanding of Islam. The Arabs, acting in the name of Islam, had created a great empire and civilization, and only the Arabs could restore Islam to its pristine grandeur. There was nothing secular about this assertion of Arab genius, which became closely associated with Islamic apologetics and reformism. This “Arab awakening,” Christian and Muslim, failed to produce a trenchant social criticism or a truly modern language of politics.

This has made it difficult to generalize about Arab nationalism, and treacherous to deploy such generalizations in the larger debate over nationalism. The purpose in the following pages is not to attempt the treacherous. It is to attempt what Emerson wished, as a prelude to comparison: to trace the political trajectory of Arab nationalism plotted by the poets, to walk an idea briskly through its historical phases, and to characterize its relationship to those other ideas and identities that have appealed to “the speakers of the dad,” that sound which is unique to Arabic.

The revolt thus made for a volatile mix, whose diverse participants dreamed the different dreams of Arab kingship, desert anarchy, liberal constitutionalism, and military dictatorship. While the revolt lasted, they suspended their differences in the drive for independence. ” Finally, in 1920, a “General Syrian Congress” declared the independence of a “United Kingdom of Syria” including the entire Levant, and proclaimed Emir Faysal king. 13 An Arab nation had entered the game of nations, and from the outset, its members made far-reaching claims which ran up against other claims.

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