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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Well, for serious undergraduates. In his look to the future fromHourani was spectacularly wrong.

He completed the book inat a time when secularism and nationalism seemed to have established an ascendancy in Egypt and western Asia. Even my high school French coped with it easily.

A History of the Arab Peoples: Hourani is famous and notable for a reason. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The last chapter of the book surveys the main tendencies of thought in the post-war years.

With a New Afterword. My second-hand copy has notations indicating it was used as an undergraduate text. The Modern Middle East: 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.

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I would definately recomend this book to anyone who realy is serious about wanting to know about the roots of some of the modern conflicts in hoursni Middle East.

Since its publication inthis book has been regarded as a modern classic of interpretation. Write a customer review. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Hourani on the other hand is a little more down to earth and while this book may have its faults until someone else comes out with better it remains the best of te kind.

To an infidel, the most attractive, by far, was Qasim Amin, who told the Arabs: Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Cambridge University Press August 31, Language: Hourani gives extensive detail into the lives of Afghani and especially Abduh and just where they took much of their inspiration from. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

No matter how they thought it should be accomplished, all the modernizers were after the same thing: Since then, of course, the socialist, secular trend has proven to have been just a passing fancy.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Some thought the empire, though led by Turks, vital to Islam; others were ready to adopt a more particularly Arab stance. One fault I do feel I have with this book is he covers little of the the structure of the Ottoman empire that the myth of Arabs being some kind of ‘colonised people’ is just a complete nonsense and that the roots of Arab nationalism are far more complex than that.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. The end result is an accurate account that invites the admiration of the readers. Arabic thought in the liberal age, Albert Habib Hourani Snippet view – It was reissued by the Cambridge University Press in and has subsequently sold over copies.

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But there were many others. After a generation, a civilian Arab intelligentsia began to emerge, especially in Cairo and Beirut. His main attention is given to the movement of ideas in Egypt and Lebanon. CUP should consider a new edition, with the French quotations translated at least in an appendix, although with computer typesetting it ought to be possible to amend the main text at a reasonable cost.

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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. There is nothing recondite here, but Hourani’s text is dense.

The book must make depressing reading for Arabs.

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