Modern Arab Historiography : Historical Discourse and the Nation-State book cover
1st Edition

Modern Arab Historiography
Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

ISBN 9780700716500
Published January 25, 2003 by Routledge
256 Pages

SAVE ~ $12.79
was $63.95
USD $51.16

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers the periods 1820-1920 (Pioneers and Amateurs) and 1920 to today (Professional Historians: Managers of Legitimation). This work is a major contribution not only to the study of Arab historiography but to our understanding of modern Arab thought.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  Part 1: Pioneers and Amateurs 1820-1920  1. Patriotic Intellectuals and Enlightened Patrons  2. Two Histories of Syria  3. New Identities and Imperial Vistas  Part 2: The Professional Historians: Managers of Legitimation 1920-1980  4. Muduhammad 'Ali and the Sphinx: Shafiq Ghurbal's Histories of Egypt  5. Kamal Salibi and the History of Lebanon: The Making of a Nation?  6. The Panacea of Historicism: Abdallah Laroui and Morocco's Cultural Retardation  Conclusion  Appendix A  Appendix B  Glossary  A List of Dynasties  Bibliography  Index

View More



Youssef Choueiri is Reader in Modern Middle Eastern History in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. A graduate of Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Dr Choueiri has published a number of books on Arab History and Islam.


'An impressive achievment, thought-provoking and stimulating.'

- Arab Studies Journal