A Century of Arab Politics: From the Arab Revolt to the Arab Spring
By: Bruce Maddy-Weitzman (author)Paperback
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From the "Great Arab Revolt" against Ottoman rule in World War I to the upheavals of the Arab Spring, this text analyzes a century of modern Arab history through the lens of three intertwined notions: the idea of a single Arab nation, the reality of multiple Arab states, and the competition between them over both concrete and symbolic interests. These concepts are presented against the background of Great Power involvement in the region, regional issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Iran-Iraq war, and the rise of political Islam.
Bruce Maddy-Weitzman is a professor in the Department of Middle Eastern & African History, and senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.
Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: The Emergence of Arab Nationalism: One Nation, Many States Chapter One: Arab Nationalism: Modest Beginnings. Chapter Two: World War I and its aftermath: The Arab Revolt and Unrealized Expectations Chapter Three: State-Building and Nation-Building in Adverse Circumstances Chapter Four: The Dynastic Era - Upheaval, Revolution and Transition (1945-54) Chapter Five: The Radical Heyday (1955-67) Part Two: From Order to Disorder: The Triumph and Decline of Arab States Chapter Six: After the June 1967 Debacle: Picking Up the Pieces (1967-70) Chapter Seven: Diminished Leadership: Egypt and the Arab Order in the Sadat-Mubarak Era (1970-2010) Chapter Eight: Failed Aspirations, Failed State: Iraq Under Saddam, and Beyond (1968-2010) Chapter Nine: Syria Under the Asad Dynasty: From Weak State to Aspiring Regional Power (1970-2010) Chapter Ten: Symbol vs. Substance: The Palestinian Movement in the Arab Firmament Since 1967 Chapter Eleven: The Arab Spring: Disorder and Disintegration Concluding Observations
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