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Author Choueiri, Youssef M., 1948-

Title Modern Arab historiography : historical discourse and the nation-state / Youssef M. Choueiri
Edition [Revised edition]
Published New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  909.0974927 Cho/Mah 2003  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Series Culture and civilization in the Middle East
Culture and civilisation in the Middle East.
Contents Pt. I. Pioneers and amateurs 1820-1920. 1. Patriotic intellectuals and enlightened patrons: al-Tahtawi and the Egyptian identity. 2. Two histories of Syria. 3. New identities and imperial vistas -- Pt. II. The professional historians: managers of legitimation 1920-1980. 4. Muhammad 'Ali and the Sphinx: Shafiq Ghurbal's histories of Egypt. 5. Kamal Salibi and the history of Lebanon: the making of a nation? 6. The panacea of historicism: Abdallah Laroui and Morocco's cultural retardation -- App. A. History books translated under the supervision of al-Tahtawi -- App. B. Muhammad al-Alfi's visit to London and the British press
Summary "This book discusses the development of modern Arab historiography and its study of the nation-state in the nineteenth century, and analyses the work of three contemporary Arab historians from Egypt, the Lebanon and Morocco. An important and highly readable account, it reaffirms the importance of historiography and proposes a revision of the manner in which modern Arab thought has hitherto been classified and interpreted."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: Arab history and the nation-state. London ; New York : Routledge, 1989
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Historiography -- Arab countries.
Nationalism -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Historiography.
Author Choueiri, Youssef M., 1948- Arab history and the nation-state
LC no. 2002068257
ISBN 0700716505 paperback
0700716025 hardback
Other Titles Arab history and the nation-state