A collection of essays exploring the modern history of Middle East societies by looking at the interaction between the internal history of ideas and the social transformation of local elites under Western impact.
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Buchbeschreibung London; New York Tauris Academic Studies, 1997. 0. 23x14,5 cm. Xi, 236 p. Dark blue hardcover with silver title on back and cover. Very good. Jacket very slightly broncy, good. Library of modern Middle East studies, 6. Inside in mint condition. Edited by Moshe Ma'oz and Ilan Pappé. The contribution to this book, dedicated to the late Albert Hourani, follows two of his main fields of interest - the history of ideas in the modern Middle East and the analysis of the 'politics of notables' and consider some of the major historiographical issues raised by his work. (.) The book includes and examination of the work of Albert Hourani as an historian portraying his intricate and rich world as a scholar and teacher whose work stands out for the lucid and systematic contribution he made to the Middle Eastern and Islamic agenda. There is also an account of Hourani's approach to the debate that erupted upon the publication of Edward Said's 'Orientalism', and a detailed essay on his short, little known, but nonetheless stormy appearance on the political stage as a spokesperson for the Palestinian cause in the final years of the British mandate in Palestine. (flap) Library of modern Middle East studies, 6. Dark blue hardcover with silver title on back and cover. Very good. Jacket very slightly broncy, good. Artikel-Nr. 3658DB