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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Antonius’s original research traces the shaping of the modern Middle East and remains of significant historiographical value for scholars and activists. This book traces the evolution of Arab nationalism from Ottoman colonialism, to Anglo-French imperialism, and finally to political independence.

The book was only the second time that an authoritative translation awxkening the McMahon letters had been published. Don’t have a Kindle?

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As he is neither Jew nor Arab he is untouched by the aab racial problems and carries very successfully an objective outlook. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Antonius came late to authorship.

Ambition, Arabism, and George Antonius. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He had failed in his pursuit of a kind of influence for which The Arab Awakening did not constitute a credential. After several years of travel and research in all parts of the Arab world, the author managed to gain access to all the relevant material necessary to the writing of a book such as this – much of the material having been unavailable to other writers on the subject.

Published December 1st by Simon Publications first published My knowledge of Arab affairs enables me to state, with the deepest conviction, that the Arabs are at heart as attached to those principles as any other civilized people. Some who met Antonius during this decade thought him a man devoted to intellectual pursuits and committed to scholarship.


Murray, Books with missing cover. The book’s object is to to tell a story and mark its significance. Written on the eve of World War II, this is a thoughtful, well-researched account of the forces which transformed the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire into the nation states of the Middle East which now exist. And there is ample evidence that Antonius began to seek out opportunities in this cauldron. Trivia About The Arab Awakenin Anyone who still thinks the problems in the Middle East began with the creation of Israel in would profit by reading this book and getting a longer view of the issues which are still with us today.

There is no evidence in his papers for any Allied proposal of any kind. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Making the Arab World: He anticipated that this meant that the [Arab] Committee in Beirut were contemplating increased Arab propaganda in London.

And the third section deals with the aftermath of the World War as it pertained to the destinies of the eastern half of the Arab world — the Arabian Peninsula and the Fertile Crescent. From the middle ofhe began a quest for wartime employment, a fact which he belatedly confessed to the ICWA:. In the two years to come, Ottoman resources would be drained and its manpower sapped trying to put down revolts throughout Iraq, Syria, Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula. Perla Aouad rated it really liked it Apr 20, Antonius felt the first effects of a duodenal ulcer in Baghdad, and he returned to Beirut a sick man, a few weeks before the British campaign which purged Iraq of his associates.

Oct 10, Christopher Saunders rated it it was amazing. That is what I feel to be my true vocation in life.

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

His English is quite the best Oxfordian. Please try again later. On the other hand, writing a book is an excellent means of establishing a reputation for yourself.


Write a customer review. Must-Read Empire versus nationalism. This letter, virtually identical to his overture to the British but with recommendations for British policy removed, was apparently intended to evoke an American offer of employment.

It was pertinent in and is even more pertinent now. Antoniud now he was without any employment at all, and had reached an impasse. It should also be read with caution inasmuch it is an activist, and not only scholarly, text.

Ambition, Arabism, and George Antonius « Martin Kramer on the Middle East

Antonius Jerusalem to John O. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As such, it has an immense historiographical value. Try awakdning Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I was walking through my local library and I picked it up out of curiosity and the first thing that attracted me to this book was the opening note.

In addition to the narrative account and assessments of military and political leaders, including Lawrence of Arabia, the book contains a set of documents of fundamental importance to the history of the Arab revival. Yet few now would deny that The Arab Awakeningfor all the appeal of its narrative style, is more suggestive of a sustained argument than a agab.

Classic account of the early days of Arab nationalism: He seemed preoccupied with the writing of rhe book, he corresponded with Western historians and orientalists, and he lectured at universities.

The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I highly recommend any person to read this book.