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|Named Person:||Mayy Ziyādah; Mayy Ziyādah|
|Material Type:||Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
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|Description:||vii, 280, 4 leaves.|
While the Arab traditional component can be considered to represent a historical native model, the role of the French salonnieres in shaping Mayy Ziyadah's salon is not so clear and requires careful comparative analysis and justification. My thesis proposes to read Mayy Ziyadah's involvement in the French model in terms of awareness and need. Awareness of the French salonnieres came with the colonial incursion, occasioned by Napoleon's expedition (1798) and its aftermath.
My contribution lies in the cultural focus with its comparative parameters between the Arab tradition and the French model. With a detailed analysis of Mayy Ziyadah's writings in light of how they bear on her activity as a salonniere, I hope to present an analysis of how her salon functioned to formulate and propagate the ideas of the Arab Awakening.