Arab Rebirth: Pain and Ecstasy

Arab Rebirth: Pain and Ecstasy

By: Jacques Berque (author), Q. Hoare (translator)Paperback

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Jacques Berque has distilled a lifetime's passionate study of Arab history and culture into this eloquent essay Arab Rebirth: Pain and Ecstasy shifts effectively from pre-Islamic Arabia to twentieth-century Morocco; theology to linguistics; desert oasis to urban slum; T E Lawrence to Nasser; and poetry to the politics of oil. Berque presents a perceptive synoptic portrait of a civilization in the grip of change. This book conveys all the misery of a situation still stamped by centuries of foreign domination, and all the hope of a renaissance now an hundred years old and yet still in its infancy.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 14/02/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780863560156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780863560156
  • weight: 160
  • ISBN10: 0863560156
  • translations: French

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