Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age is the most comprehensive study of the modernizing trend of political and social thought in the Arab Middle East. Full text of “Albert Hourani Arabic Thought In The Liberal Age, ” ALBERT HOURANI Cambridge UNIVERSITY PRESS TO THE PRESIDENT. Audience: General; Summary: “Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age is the most comprehensive study of the modernizing trend of political and social thought in the.
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The book however does give some insight and does act as a useful introduction to modern Middle Easter thought. Even my high school French coped with it easily. Only when Napoleon slaughtered the Mamelukes in did Muslims recognize that they were backwards.
Hourani is famous and notable for a reason. This book is so much needed for those who are interested to understand the evolution of Arab thought over the past two centuries and how this evolution was interrupted with the discovery of oil and the advent of imperialism.
Albert Hourani studies the way in which ideas about politics and society changed during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, in response to the expanding influence of Europe. Despite the academic nature of this work, grasping what’s in it is easy and not at all complicated.
Reforming despots again, reforming in a limited sense recognized the need for western largely French knowledge to staff their governments. The last abert of the book surveys the main tendencies of thought in the post-war years. After a generation, a civilian Arab intelligentsia began to emerge, especially in Cairo and Beirut. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Thr this classic, though known more than read, work, Albert Hourani says that the first interest in the West was a quest for weapons. Hourani ends his assessment inwhen world war upset everything, including the French and British empires, although he does carry some of the story forward. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your ghought, and attract new followers and customers.
Since its publication inthis book has been regarded as a modern classic of interpretation. He completed the book inat a time when secularism and nationalism seemed to have established an ascendancy in Egypt and western Asia.
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Explore the Home Gift Guide. In a masterful introduction, Hourani sets out the traditionalist view of Islam and then lets it sit in the background. A History of the Arab Peoples. Arabic thought in the liberal age, Albert Habib Hourani Snippet view – See all 7 reviews. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The description was accurate on thr item and the item was received within the time frame expected. That began the tradition, which exists today, of liberal army officers attempting to reform traditional governments.
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Selected pages Title Page. Although Islam had begun retreating at least as early as when a small Portuguese squadron operating far from home destroyed Muslim naval power at Hormuzthe Muslim world was so hermetic that it did not realize the terms of trade had changed decisively for almost years. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
The book must make depressing reading for Arabs. Some of these men were litterateurs only, but many got involved in politics. It was reissued by the Cambridge University Press in and has subsequently sold over copies.
Only occasionally does the old Islam peek through, but when it does it signals a message to the 21st century.
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This reissue again makes available Hourani’s comprehensive study of the roots of Arab nationalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book covers the history of Arab reform in the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, I have no idea what point a previous reviewer was trying to make about the Portuguese conquest of parts of Moghul India he seems to have failed to point out the Portugues also had colonies in present day Morocco and Muslim East Africa also as around the same time the Ottomans who he wrongly calls a ‘Turkish’ empire had conqured much of Eastern Europe and their Tatar allies much of Russia.
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