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The Origins of Syrian Nationhood : Histories, Pioneers and Identity.

Author: Adel Beshara
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern history.
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The 'Syria idea' emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective of some of its leading pioneers. Providing a highly original comparative insight into the struggle for independence and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beshara, Adel.
Origins of Syrian Nationhood : Histories, Pioneers and Identity.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adel Beshara
ISBN: 9780203816776 0203816773 1280662190 9781280662195
OCLC Number: 797918626
Description: 1 online resource (398 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; The Origins of SyrianNationhood; Copyright Page; Contents; A note on contributors; Preface; Introduction; Part 1: Essential background; 1. The name of Syria in ancient and modern usage: Lamia Rustum Shehadeh; 2. Communalism as a factor in the rise of the Syria idea in the 1800s and the early 1900s: Arnon Groiss; Part 2: The forerunners; 3. Butrus al-Bustani: Syria's ideologue of the age: Stephen Sheehi; 4. Jurji Zaydan's role in the Syro-Arab Nahda: A re-evaluation: Thomas Philipp. 5. Pioneers of Syrian patriotism and identity: A re-evaluation of Khalil al-Khuri's contribution: Fruma Zachs6. Henri Lammens and Syrian nationalism: Asher Kaufman; 7. Rashid Rida: On the way to Syrian nationalism in the shade of Islam and Arabism: Eyal Zisser; Part 3: The diasporian pioneers; 8. A Rebel Syrian: Gibran Kahlil Gibran: Adel Beshara; 9. Between patriotism and nationalism: Ameen Rihani's vision for Lebanon and Syria: Nijmeh Hajjar; 10. Syrianist orientations in the thought of Mikha'il Nu'aymah: John Daye. 11. Nationalist concerns for Syria: The case of Farah Antun, Mayy Ziadah, and al-Kawakibi: Caesar E. Farah12. Constructions of Syrian identity in the Women's press in Egypt: Marilyn Booth; Part 4: Twentieth century crusaders; 13. Faysal: The first king of Syria: Muhannad Salhi; 14. King Abdullah's project of greater Syria: An historical appreciation: Clarence Ernest Dawn; 15. Nationalism, diaspora and 'civilizational mission': The case of Syrian nationalism in Latin America between World War I and World War II: Christoph Schumann. 16. Khalil Sa'adeh and Syrian Nationalism in the aftermath of World War I: Sofia Sa'adeh17. Antun Sa'adeh: Architect of Syrian nationalism: Adel Beshara; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern history.

Abstract:

The 'Syria idea' emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective of some of its leading pioneers. Providing a highly original comparative insight into the struggle for independence and sovereignty in post-1850 Syria, it addresses some of the most persistent questions about the development of this nationalism. Chapters by eminent scholars from within and.

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