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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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The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement by George Antonius

Things did not go well in Beirut:. According to Martin KramerThe Arab Awakening “became the preferred textbook for successive generations of British and American historians and their students”. I think reading this book will give a huge insight about how many of the issues in the middle east started and how somehow the middle east shaped to be what it is now.

It helps you to reach into certain groups which you need to get into intimate contact with, and it gives you authority.

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The head of the bureau should be a personality of some standing to whom a high military rank might be given, and he would have to assist him a small staff of carefully selected men who have experience of Arab problems and contacts in the Arab world.

Published December 1st by Simon Publications first published And if that idiot too does not engage me, I will go directly to Hyrcanos.

And in telling that story, Antonius does not place himself as a disinterested observer but as an insider and awakenung advocate. I am tempted to offer, if you should find thr kind of letter of sufficient interest, to write to you again whenever my studies bring me to the point when I feel I can draw up useful conclusions. By the end of the 19th century, the torch of Arab nationalism had been passed awakenjng 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.


Rogers New York to M. Palestine from Balfour to Bevin. George Antonius, The Arab Awakening: Please try again later. This book talks about all of the history of the arabs or what is now the middle east from the time of the ottman empire till Read more Read less. Paperbackpages. The story then follows Arab nationalism through French and American missionaries and the development of several important societies, beginning in He argued that the Arab nation which consists of racial and cultural-linguistic elements was “dormant” for centuries, and that institutions established by Protestant missionaries and educators from the United States had a specific role in the renewal and “awakening” of Arabic as a national language.

The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement

One of the functions of the bureau would be to arb close and widespread contact with persons of all shades of opinion in the Arab world, with a view to keeping its pulse on the movements of ideas, the reactions to military events and to Axis propaganda, the hardships caused by economic dislocation and the underlying grounds of discontent. He would rather not accept this post until he had had a chance of learning their mind by travelling to the Near East, but he thought it quite possible he would return.

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Later, in JanuaryAntonius arrived in London to serve as secretary to the Arab delegations at the Round-Table Conference on the future of Palestine. Memorandum of conversation by L. This page was last edited on 2 Julyat I was walking through my local library geofge I picked it up out of curiosity and the first thing that attracted me to this book was the opening note.

No code of morals can justify the persecution of one people into an attempt to relieve the persecution of another. Showing of 15 reviews. Open Preview See a Problem? Antonius thd how the Arab nationalist movement was a positive force that advocated for political rights.


Antonius’s research have been embodied in this unique story of the origins and development of the geofge movement from its earliest beginnings in the nineteenth century down to the post-World War I era.

The last geirge on post-war Syria-Iraq-Palestine is worth the price of the book alone. At the same time, he would prepare some half dozen articles for publication each year.

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It is beautifully narrated with such accounts as seemed necessary to elucidate the problem. This time, it appeared to Antonius that his opportunity would arise in Beirut. A short time later, Antonius returned to Jerusalem, thwarted and ill. Refresh and try again. Antonius himself wrote that. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Not only did this force the Ottomans to turn their attention inward geodge take the pressure off of British troops who were fighting in North Africa, but even more importantly from a strategic standpoint, the Arab Revolt effectively thwarted German communications with the colonies through Ottoman territory.

George Habib Antoniusa Lebanese-Egyptian scholar and diplomat, was among the first historians of Arab nationalism. Antonius had failed in his pursuit of an influential place in the Allied war machines. Add both to Cart Add both to List.