The Arab awakening: the story of the Arab national movement. by Antonius, George. Publication date Topics Middle East — History. Mr. Antonius, Christian Arab and former government official in Palestine, has written the first comprehensive history of the Pan Arab by George Antonius. ANTONIUS, GEORGE. The Arab Awakening: A History of the Arab National Movement. Pp. xi, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, $ Show all.
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He had failed in his pursuit of a kind of influence for which The Arab Awakening did not constitute a credential. Published December 1st by Simon Publications first published hhe It is at the very end, though, that the sympathies of the author are the most directly and the most viscerally engaged.
As he is neither Jew nor Arab he is untouched by the deepest racial problems and carries very successfully an objective outlook.
But in the broad strokes, this is still an extraordinary awakenng and well worth the time taken to read it. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Some of his analyses are naive claiming Ibn Saud is a moderating force! But a conventional career in Arabic journalism did not appeal to Antonius, and only briefly did he consider working as a reporter awakeening the foreign press.
Shortly after, my persecution by the Vichy French and the Italian Commission began.
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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This state would include Palestine. Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. By the end of the 19th century, the torch of Arab nationalism had been passed to Arab intellectuals antnoius 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.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Open identification with the Arab information effort would have made him an overt arrab and disqualified him awakenign a further role as mediator and possible participant.
The lack of trust is simply on the point mentioned above, that he will be willing to fit in and cooperate, rather than run away with the whole show. He not only knows classical Arabic as well as any Arab, but speaks some ten or a dozen dialects of it.
The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement by George Antonius
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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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Gun and the Olive Branch: Its temporal proximity to early developments antonnius the movement gave the author access to individuals who had been part of organizations in the 19th century and thus his work captures stories that might have otherwise been lost, such as that of the secret Arab nationalist society of He is of a fine old Greek family but says he cannot remember the time when he did not awalening Arabic and French.
Jul 27, Raed Al-bloushy rated it it was amazing. New English Library Edition pb A Source for the Historian? Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Please try again later. It is a great reference book for academics or people looking into the history and formation of the Arab countries. The movement is traced through Sharif Husain of Mecca and his sons, Abdullah and Faisal, all of whom work towards the goal of an autonomous Arab state by joining the British effort against the Ottoman Empire during World War I in exchange for a British pledge for an Arab state.
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. Musa rated it liked it Jun 12, Later, in JanuaryAntonius arrived in London to serve as secretary to the Arab delegations at the Round-Table Conference on the future of Palestine.
That is what I feel to be my true vocation in life. Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, Freya Stark, The Arab Island: Top Reviews Most awa,ening Top Reviews.
The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement
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The book is a clear manifestation of the great depth and insight of George Antonious in interpreting and analyzing the volatile beorge and strategies of both the British and the Arabs in their revolt against the Ottomans.