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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I was walking through my local library and I picked it up out of curiosity and the first thing that attracted me to this book was the opening note.
Some of his analyses are naive claiming Ibn Saud is a moderating force! This state would include Palestine.
By the end, one gets more of a feeling that the theme of the aaakening is the defeat of the Arab awakening, not the awakening itself. Overall, this book is certainly gdorge 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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. According to Martin KramerThe Arab Awakening “became the preferred textbook for successive generations of British and American antonus and their students”.
It is not a neutral work, and it does not pretend to be so: These officers proved particularly useful during World War I after the leadership of the movement openly shifted allegiance to support the Entente.
For an Arab writer Antonius is admirably fair-minded, treating British and Zionist positions with respect, though he’s liable to play down more disreputable Arab actions.
There are, indeed, weaker passages: He is awakenibg to offer insights from sources not available to other English-speaking explorers of the topic, and does so with a kind of journalistic zeal.
Paperbackpages. In all of these ways, Antonius has influenced generations of scholars, and that alone makes this text worth reading. He saw the role of the American University of Beirut originally the Syrian Protestant College as central to this development, although he noted that by the end of the 19th century that role had diminished because the college initiated instruction in English.
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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.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Palestine from Balfour to Bevin. This page was last edited on 2 Julyat This correspondence between the British High Commissioner in Egypt and the Sherif of Mecca occurred between October and January and was not officially released until the London Conference.
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The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement by George Antonius
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Oct 10, Christopher Saunders rated it it was amazing. Adi Greif rated it really liked it Jun 03, Bender rated it liked it Dec 31, Aug 05, Awakenlng rated it it was amazing Shelves: Though one can hardly accuse Antonius of being a romantic — his treatment of even historical figures awskening admires being unfailingly multifaceted, attempting sober, realistic and objective assessments — it is here that his history turns from a story of the movement into a thundering, apocalyptic prophecy and a stirring plea.
Lana rated it really liked it Apr 21, Jan 17, Brenden marked it as to-read. Perhaps most importantly, however, his work, and the conclusion in aeakening, is designed to voice a strong support for the Arabs of Palestine and advance an academic argument for a now-untenable one state solution.
According to Antonius, American missionaries, educators and institutions played a critical role in the development of American soft power during the Edwardian era and after World War I. Just a moment while we sign arba in to your Goodreads account. Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Nov 04, The Politics of Ideas in the Middle Easted. Books with missing cover.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The book was only the second time that an authoritative translation of the McMahon letters had been published. Many of the predictive and admonitory aspects of the work — particularly those pertaining to Iraq and Palestine — have indeed come to pass.
It was a testament to their discipline that despite arbitrary arrests and torture employed by the Turkish secret police, their existence remained hidden from the Turks until after the World War.
He arah, with love but not without a bit of chagrin, the dual tendencies of the early Arab activists to lethargy and dormancy on the one hand, and swift, inspired action on the other.
The Arab awakening : the story of the Arab national movement
Essential reading for those interested in the Middle East. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
And in telling that story, Antonius does not place himself as a disinterested observer but as an insider and an advocate. Antonius is writing from within the historical dynamics that he attempts to describe. No trivia or quizzes yet. The story then follows Arab nationalism through French and American missionaries and the development of several important societies, beginning in It was with these assurances that, on June 10,the Sherif ordered his army to attack the garrison in Mecca.
Alex Payne rated it liked it Feb 15, This book is more interesting as a historical document than as a book about history. Bsam rated it liked it Mar 01, The narrative collapses midway and never gets back on its feet to tie itself back to the first third.