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By Adeed Dawisha

Like a superb dynasty that falls to destroy and is finally remembered extra for its faults than its feats, Arab nationalism is remembered regularly for its humiliating rout within the 1967 Six Day warfare, for inter-Arab divisions, and for phrases and activities unique through their meagerness. yet humans are inclined to fail to remember the majesty that Arab nationalism as soon as used to be. during this elegantly narrated and richly documented publication, Adeed Dawisha brings this majesty to existence via a sweeping old account of its dramatic upward thrust and fall.

Dawisha argues that Arab nationalism--which, he says, was once encouraged by way of nineteenth-century German Romantic nationalism--really took root after global battle I and never within the 19th century, as many think, and that it blossomed simply within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties lower than the charismatic management of Egypt's Gamal 'Abd al-Nasir. He strains the ideology's passage from the cave in of the Ottoman Empire via its successful ascendancy within the past due Fifties with the solidarity of Egypt and Syria and with the nationalist revolution of Iraq, to the mortal blow it got within the 1967 Arab defeat via Israel, and its eventual eclipse. Dawisha criticizes the typical failure to differentiate among the wider, cultural phenomenon of "Arabism" and the political, secular hope for a united Arab country that outlined Arab nationalism. In fresh a long time aggressive ideologies--not least, Islamic militancy--have inexorably supplanted the latter, he contends.

Dawisha, who grew up in Iraq through the heyday of Arab nationalism, infuses his paintings with infrequent own perception and awesome ancient breadth. as well as Western assets, he attracts on an extraordinary wealth of Arab political memoirs and reviews to inform the interesting tale of 1 of the main colourful and important sessions of the modern Arab global. In doing so, he additionally supplies us the capability to extra absolutely comprehend developments within the zone today.

Complete with a hard-hitting new and multiplied part that surveys contemporary nationalism and occasions within the center East, Arab Nationalism within the 20th Century tells the interesting tale of 1 of the main colourful and important classes in twentieth-century center jap history.

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