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  • Preface-- Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Part I. Millenarianism, Renewal, Justice, Rights and Reform, 1798-1914-- Part II. Patriotism, Liberalism, Armed Struggle, and Ideology, 1914-52-- Part III. National Independence, Guerrilla War, and Social Revolution, 1952-76-- Part IV. Islamism, Revolution, Uprisings, and Liberalism, 1977-2011-- Conclusion-- Citations.
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The waves of protest ignited by the self-immolation of Muhammad Bouazizi in Tunisia in late 2010 highlighted for an international audience the importance of contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa. John Chalcraft's ground-breaking account of popular protest emphasizes the revolutionary modern history of the entire region. Challenging top-down views of Middle Eastern politics, he looks at how commoners, subjects and citizens have long mobilised in defiance of authorities. Chalcraft takes examples from a wide variety of protest movements from Morocco to Iran. He forges a new narrative of change over time, creating a truly comparative framework rooted in the dynamics of hegemonic contestation. Beginning with movements under the Ottomans, which challenged corruption and oppression under the banners of religion, justice, rights and custom, this book goes on to discuss the impact of constitutional movements, armed struggles, nationalism and independence, revolution and Islamism. A work of unprecedented range and depth, this volume will be welcomed by undergraduates and graduates studying protest in the region and beyond.
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2. American coup [2015]

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"AMERICAN COUP tells the story of the first coup ever carried out by the CIA - Iran, 1953. Explores the blowback from this seminal event, as well as the coup's lingering effects on the present US-Iranian relationship. Includes a segment on the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis and its relation to the 1953 coup. Concludes with a section on the recent Iranian presidential election. Contains interviews with noted Middle East experts and historians and prominent public figures such as Stephen Kinzer (author, All The Shah's Men), Prof. Ervand Abrahamian, Trita Parsi, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Ted Koppel and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. With Iranian cinematography by James Longley."--IMDB.
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  • Introduction Chapter 1 Cultivating the Brother Chapter 2 Building the Brotherhood Chapter 3 Forging the Ideology Chapter 4 The Slow Rise and Rapid Fall from Power Chapter 5 Islamism in Egypt and Beyond Conclusion The End of Islamism? Bibliography Index.
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This is the first in-depth study of the relationship between theEgyptian Muslim Brotherhood and its own members. Drawing on yearsof participant observation, extensive interviews, previouslyinaccessible organizational documents, and dozens of memoirs andwritings, the book provides an intimate portrayal of therecruitment and socialization of Brothers, the evolution of theirintricate social networks, and the construction of the peculiarideology that shapes their everyday practices. Kandil shows why attempts to compare the Brotherhood to secularsocial movements or typical forms of religious activism obscure itsunique nature, and he seeks instead to unlock theorganization s unique logic. Building on his originalresearch, Kandil reinterprets the Brotherhood s slow rise andrapid downfall from power in Egypt, and compares it to the Islamistsubsidiaries it created and the varieties it inspired around theworld. This timely book will be of great interest to students and scholarsof the politics of the Middle East and to anyone who wants tounderstand the dramatic events unfolding in Egypt and elsewhere inthe wake of the Arab uprisings.
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  • Vignettes and Maps -- Acknowldegments -- A Note on Transliteration -- New to This Edition -- Introduction -- Part I: THE ADVENT OF THE MODERN AGE -- Chapter 1. From Late Antiquity to the Dawn of a New Age -- Chapter 2. Gunpowder Empires -- Chapter 3. The Middle East and the Modern World System -- Chapter 4. War, Diplomacy, and the New Global Balance of Power -- Documents -- Evliya Chelebi: Seyahataname (1) -- Evliya Chelebi: Seyahataname (2) -- Draft Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the Ottoman Empire and France, February 1535 -- The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (1) -- The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (2) -- Suggested Readings -- Part II: THE QUESTION OF MODERNITY -- Chapter 5. Defensive Developmentalism -- Chapter 6. Imperialism -- Chapter 7. Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation -- Photo Essay: The Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation and its Aftermath -- Chapter 8. The Life of the Mind -- Chapter 9. Secularism and Modernity -- Chapter 10. Constitutionalism -- Documents -- Commercial Convention (Balta Liman): Britain and the Ottoman Empire -- The Hatt-i Sharif of Gulhane -- The Islahat Fermani -- The d'Arcy Oil Concession -- Algeria: The Poetry of Loss -- Huda Shaarawi: A New Mentor and Her Salon for Women -- Rifaca Rafic al-Tahtawi: The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris -- Muhammad cAbduh: The Theology of Unity -- Namik Kemal: Extract from the Journal Hurriyet -- The Supplementary Fundamental Law of 7 October 1907 -- Suggested Readings -- Part III: WAR I AND THE MIDDLE EAST STATE SYSTEM -- Chapter 11. State-Building by Decree -- Chapter 12. State-Building by Revolution and Conquest -- Chapter 13. The Invention and Spread of Nationalisms -- Chapter 14. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict -- Documents -- An Arab Soldier in the Ottoman Army -- Resolution of the Syrian General Congress at Damascus, 2 July 1919 -- Theodor Herzl: A Solution of the Jewish Question -- The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917 -- Mahmud Darwish: Eleven Planets in the Last Andalusian Sky -- Suggested Readings -- Part IV: THE CONTEMPORARY ERA -- Chapter 15. The Autocratic State -- Chapter 16. Oil -- Chapter 17. The United States and the Middle East -- Chapter 18. Rebellion -- Chapter 19. The Arab Uprisings -- Conclusion The End of an Era? -- Documents -- Speech Delivered by President Gamal cAbd al-Nasser at Port-Said on the Occasion of Victory Day on 23 December 1961 -- Zakaria Tamer: Tigers on the Tenth Day -- Ali Sharicati: The Philosophy of History: The Story of Cain and Abel -- Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Government -- Sayyid Qutb: Milestones -- "Statement of the April 6 Movement Regarding the Demands of the Youth and the Refusal to Negotiate with any Side" -- Yassir al-Manawahly, "The International Monetary Fund" -- Suggested Readings -- Timeline -- Biographical Sketches -- Glossary -- Credits -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190218867 20160618
Extensively revised and updated in the wake of the Arab uprisings, the changes that they fostered, and the fault lines that they exposed, the fourth edition of The Modern Middle East: A History explores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region over the course of the past 500 years. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, this book examines the impact of imperial and imperialist legacies, the great nineteenth-century transformation, cultural continuities and upheavals, international diplomacy, economic booms and busts, the emergence of authoritarian regimes and the varied forms of resistance to them and to imperialism in an area of vital concern to us all. The Modern Middle East: A History, Fourth Edition, is engagingly written-drawing from the author's own research and other studies-and enriched with maps and photographs, original documents, and an abundance of supplementary materials.
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  • Figures, maps, and tables. Acknowledgements. List of contributors. Preface Cyrus Schayegh and Andrew Arsan Foreword: Studying the Mandates: past, present, future Nadine Meouchy and Peter Sluglett Introduction Cyrus Schayegh and Andrew Arsan Part I. The Mandate states in the world: international institutions, transnational linkages Introduction to Part I Andrew Arsan 1. Globalisation, imperialism, and the perspectives of foreign soldiers in the Middle East during the First World War Leila Fawaz 2. Between communal survival and national aspiration: Armenian Genocide refugees, the League of Nations and the practices of interwar humanitarianism Keith David Watenpaugh 3. Compassion and connections: feeding Beirut and assembling Mandate rule in 1919 Simon Jackson 4. Exporting obligations: evolutionism, normalization, and mandatory anti-alcoholism from Africa to the Middle East (1918-1939) Philippe Bourmaud 5. "Education for real life": pragmatist pedagogies and American interwar expansion in Iraq Sarah Pursley 6. The Mandate system as a style of reasoning: international jurisdiction and the parcelling of imperial sovereignty in petitions from Palestine Natasha Wheatley 7. Citizens from afar: Palestinian migrants and the new world order, 1920-1930 Nadim Bawalsa 8. French Mandate counterinsurgency and the repression of the Great Syrian Revolt Michael Provence Part II. Mandate states: governance, discourses, interests Introduction to Part II Cyrus Schayegh 9. Colonial gender discourse in Iraq: constructing non-citizens Noga Efrati 10. Mapping the cadastre, producing the fellah: technologies and discourses of rule in French Mandate Syria and Lebanon Elizabeth Williams 11. Suspect service: prostitution and the public in the Mandate Mediterranean Camila Pastor 12. The successful failure of reform: police legitimacy in British Palestine John L. Knight 13. The social origins of mandatory rule in Transjordan Tariq Tell 14. Colonial cartography and the making of Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria Asher Kaufman 15. Rashid Rida and the 1920 Syrian-Arab constitution: how the French Mandate undermined Islamic liberalism Elizabeth F. Thompson 16. The nation as moral community: language and religion in the 1919 King-Crane Commission Lori Allen Part III. Mandate state-society interactions and societal action: politics, culture, economy Introduction to Part III Cyrus Schayegh 17. Development and disappointment: Arab approaches to economic modernisation in mandate Palestine Jacob Norris 18. Throwing Transjordan into Palestine: electrification and state formation, 1921-1954 Fredrik Meiton 19. Abu Jilda, anti-imperial antihero: banditry and popular rebellion in Palestine Alex Winder 20. "A massacre without precedent": pedagogical constituencies and communities of knowledge in Mandate Lebanon Nadya Sbaiti 21. Hebrew under English rule: the language politics of Mandate Palestine Liora R. Halperin 22. Divinely imprinting prints, or, how pictures became influential persons in Mandate Lebanon Kirsten Scheid 23. Jews in an imperial pocket: Northern Iraqi Jews and the British Mandate Orit Bashkin 24. Sanctity across the border: pilgrimage routes and state control in Mandate Lebanon and Palestine Toufoul Abou-Hodeib 25. Rebels without borders: Southern Syria and Palestine, 1919-1936 Laila Parsons Part IV. Conclusions Introduction to Part IV Cyrus Schayegh 26. The Mandates and/as decolonization Cyrus Schayegh 27. Was there a Mandates period? Some concluding thoughts James L. Gelvin. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138800588 20160618
The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural histories of the Middle East in the decades between the end of the First World War and the late 1940s, when Britain and France abandoned their Mandates. It also situates the history of the Mandates in their wider imperial, international and global contexts, incorporating them into broader narratives of the interwar decades. In 27 thematically organised chapters, the volume looks at various aspects of the Mandates such as: * The impact of the First World War and the development of a new state system * The impact of the League of Nations and international governance * Differing historical perspectives on the impact of the Mandates system * Techniques and practices of government * The political, social, economic and cultural experiences of the people living in and connected to the Mandates. This book provides the reader with a guide to both the history of the Middle East Mandates and their complex relation with the broader structures of imperial and international life. It will be a valuable resource for all scholars of this period of Middle Eastern and world history.
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  • Introduction : workers, collective action, and politics
  • Colonial capitalism to developmentalism
  • The Washington consensus
  • Insurgent workers in the autumn of autocracy
  • Popular uprisings in 2011 and beyond
  • Conclusion : workers, social struggles, and democracy.
Since the 1990s, the Middle East has experienced an upsurge of wildcat strikes, sit-ins, and workers' demonstrations. Well before people gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, workers had formed one of the largest oppositional movements to authoritarian rule in Egypt. In Tunisia, years prior to the 2011 Arab uprisings, the unemployed chanted in protest, "A job is a right, you pack of thieves!" Despite this history, most observers have failed to acknowledge the importance of workers in the social ferment preceding the removal of Egyptian and Tunisian autocrats and in the political realignments after their demise. In Workers and Thieves, Joel Beinin corrects this by surveying the efforts and impacts of the workers' movements in Egypt and Tunisia since the 1970s. He argues that the 2011 uprisings in these countries-and, importantly, their vastly different outcomes-are best understood within the context of these repeated mobilizations of workers and the unemployed over recent decades.
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Hazem Kandil presents the Egyptian revolution and its aftermath as the latest episodes in the ongoing power struggle between the three components of Egypt's authoritarian regime: the military, the security services and the political apparatus. A detailed study of the interactions within this invidious triangle over six decades of war, conspiracy and sociopolitical transformation, Soldiers, Spies, and Statesmen is the first systematic analysis of how Egypt metamorphosed from a military into a police state - and what that means for the future of its revolution.
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Now fully updated to cover the Arab Spring, Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings and eyewitness accounts of those who lived through the tumultuous years of Arab history, "The Arabs" balances different voices - politicians, intellectuals, students, men and women, poets and novelists, famous, infamous and the completely unknown - to give a rich, complex sense of life over nearly five centuries. Rogan's book is remarkable for its geographical sweep, covering the Arab world from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, and for the depth in which it explores every facet of modern Arab history. Charting the evolution of Arab identity from Ottomanism to Arabism to Islamism, it covers themes including the conflict between national independence and foreign domination, the Arab-Israeli struggle and the peace process, Abdel Nasser and the rise of Arab Nationalism, the political and economic power of oil and the conflict between secular and Islamic values. This multilayered, fascinating and definitive work is the essential guide to understanding the history of the modern Arab world - and its future.
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  • Introduction Acknowledgements Chronology Glossary Section One: Ottoman Lebanon 1. The Emirate of Mount Lebanon (1523--1842) 2. The Bloody Death of the Muqata'ji System (1842--1861) 3. Grandeur and Misery of the Mutasarrifiya (1861--1915) 4. Beirut, Capital of Trade and Culture (1820--1918) Section Two: State and Society 5. Dialectics of Attachment and Detachment (1915--1920) 6. From Mandate to Independence (1920--1943) 7. The Merchant Republic (1943--1952) 8. The Pro-Western Authoritarianism of Kamil Chamoun (1952--1958) 9. Shihabism and the Difficult Autonomy of the State (1958--1970) 10. The Pre-War Crises (1968--1975) Section Three: the Wars of Lebanon 11. Reform by Arms (1975--1976) 12. The Longest Coup d'Etat (1977--1982) 13. The War Order (1983--1990) 14. Ambiguities and Contradictions of the Taif Agreement Bibliography Notes Index.
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This is the second updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously inaccessible archives, it is a fascinating and beautifully-written account of one of the world's most fabled countries. Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, Traboulsi covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. The main part of the book concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s. This edition contains a new chapter and updates throughout the text. This is a rich history of Lebanon that brings to life its politics, its people and the crucial role that it has always played in world affairs.
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  • Prelude : countdown to the July 1952 coup
  • The dark side of militarism : the March 1954 crisis
  • Two states within a state : the road to June 1967
  • Eradicating the centers of power : the corrective revolution of May 1971
  • Twilight of the generals : October 1973 and its discontents
  • The long lull before the perfect storm : revolt in January 2011
  • On the threshold of power : the military after the revolt.
Revolutions are difficult to understand, let alone predict. Egypt's revolt last year was no exception. The military's abandonment of Mubarak confused many observers, who had always assumed that the leader and the generals stood or fell together. But as the violence of the transitional period discredited the armed forces, academics fell back in relief on the same age-old assumptions about officers who rule from behind the scenes and change the figures on stage to preserve the status quo. In a challenge to this conventional view, Hazem Kandil presents the revolt as the latest episode in an ongoing power struggle between the three components of Egypt's authoritarian regime: the military, the security services and the political apparatus. Through a detailed study of the interactions within this invidious triangle over six decades of war, conspiracies and social transformation, the book presents the first systematic analysis of how Egypt metamorphosed from a military to a police state, and what that means for the future of its revolution.
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  • disc 1. The battle of Algiers
  • disc 2. History and the film.
Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafš, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style.
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  • INTRODUCTION: SAYDO'S ARGUMENT -- CHAPTER 1: FEZZES AND HATS -- CHAPTER 2: THE LEAGUE TAKES THE CASE -- CHAPTER 3: THE LEAGUE DECIDES -- CHAPTER 4: TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENCE -- CHAPTER 5: INDEPENDENCE -- CHAPTER 6: REGISTRATIONS BEGIN -- CHAPTER 7: MARTIAL LAW -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY.
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Self-Determination of Peoples, imported into the Middle East on the heels of World War I, held out the promise of democratic governance to the former territories of the Ottoman Empire. At the same time, it brought an urgent need: to define the collective "self" that was being promised a say in its own future. The new states that European Great Powers carved out of the multi lingual and multi religious Ottoman Empire were now expected to adhere to new forms of affiliation, definitions of the collective self that emphasized differences among people that had previously hardly mattered. When Turkey lay claim to the province of Alexandretta just across her border in the territory of France's mandate for Syria, she insisted that the area was "Turkish." The contest for the land pitted the new Republic of Turkey and her irredentist claims against the government of Syria that was engaging in its own efforts to construct a political community that conformed to European notions of nationalism. The League of Nations, called in to broker an agreement between the two contending parties consistent with the spirit of the new democratic impulse, found itself working against the backdrop of the crisis of European democracy in the late 1930s. Although global strategic concerns supplanted democratic ideology as French policy evolved, the new Politics of Identity had already been unleashed in the contest over territory. In the end, the League of Nations introduced a new kind of identity politics into the province that redefined belonging, transformed nationalism, and set in motion the process of dysfunctional democracy still plaguing the Middle East.
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14. Khirbet Khizeh [2008]

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  • Foreword
  • Cast of characters
  • Captive narratives: a brief and unexceptional introduction to the history of firms and states
  • Part 1. The nearest faraway place
  • Arabian frontiers
  • American camp
  • The wizards of Dhahran
  • Part 2. Desire's empty quarter
  • Ayyam al-Kadalak (days of the Cadillac)
  • Eye of the desert
  • El jefe rojo
  • America's kingdom
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
"America's Kingdom" debunks the many myths that now surround the United States's "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, or what is less reverently known as "the deal": oil for security. Taking aim at the long-held belief that the Arabian American Oil Company, ARAMCO, made miracles happen in the desert, Robert Vitalis shows that nothing could be further from the truth. What is true is that oil led the U.S. government to follow the company to the kingdom. Eisenhower agreed to train Ibn Sa'ud's army, Kennedy sent jets to defend the kingdom, and Lyndon Johnson sold it missiles. Oil and ARAMCO quickly became America's largest single overseas private enterprise. Beginning with the establishment of a Jim Crow system in the Dhahran oil camps in the 1930s, the book goes on to examine the period of unrest in the 1950s and 1960s when workers challenged the racial hierarchy of the ARAMCO camps while a small cadre of progressive Saudis challenged the hierarchy of the international oil market. The defeat of these groups led to the consolidation of America's Kingdom under the House of Fahd, the royal faction that still rules today. This is a gripping story that covers more than seventy years, three continents, and an engrossing cast of characters. Informed by first hand accounts from ARAMCO employees and top U.S. government officials, this book offers the true story of the events on the Saudi oil fields. After America's Kingdom, mythmakers will have to work harder on their tales about ARAMCO being magical, honorable, selfless, and enlightened.
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xvi, 318 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
After the end of World War I, international pressures prevented the Allies from implementing direct colonial rule over the former Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire. Instead, the Allies created a system of mandates for the governance of the Middle East. France was assigned Lebanon and Syria, and Britain was assigned Iraq, Palestine, and Transjordan.First published in 1976, Britain in Iraq has long been recognized as the definitive history of the mandate period, providing a meticulous and engaging account of Britain's political involvement in Iraq as well as rare insights into the motives behind the founding of the Iraqi state. Peter Sluglett presents a historical narrative of the development and implementation of the mandate in the face of considerable opposition in both Iraq and Britain and shows how the British maintained a "reliable" group of Iraqi clients in power to protect imperial interests. Sluglett explores the changing relationship between Britain and Iraq over the eighteen years of occupation and mandate, the interactions between Shi'ite and Sunni populations, the position of the Kurds, the boundary between Turkey and northern Iraq, and policies relating to defense, land tenure and the tribes, and education. A new conclusion attempts to analyze the legacy of the mandate and to offer some explanation for Iraq's continuing weakness as a state and the structural obstacles preventing the emergence of a plural political system.
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17. A history of Iraq [2007]

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xxiii, 357 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The Ottoman provinces of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul
  • The British mandate
  • The Hashemite monarchy 1932-41
  • The Hashemite monarchy 1941-58
  • The Republic 1958-68
  • The Baʻth and the rule of Saddam Husain 1968-2003
  • The American occupation and the parliamentary republic.
To understand Iraq, Charles Tripp's history is the book to read. Since its first appearance in 2000, it has become a classic in the field of Middle East studies, read and admired by students, soldiers, policymakers and journalists. The book is now updated to include the recent American invasion, the fall and capture of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent descent into civil strife. What is clear is that much that has happened since 2003 was foreshadowed in the account found in this book. Tripp's thesis is that the history of Iraq throughout the twentieth-century has made it what it is today, but also provides alternative futures. Unless this is properly understood, many of the themes explored in this book - patron-client relations, organized violence, sectarian, ethnic and tribal difference - will continue to exert a hold over the future of Iraq as they did over its past.
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Born a peasant in 1898, Umm Kulthum earned a position of great wealth and influence in the Arab world as a popular and beloved singer. This film places her life in the context of 20th century Egypt. Includes concert footage, film clips, and interviews.
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  • Introduction
  • Greater Syria and Ottoman rule
  • Ottoman reform
  • The great Syrian revolt
  • Contrasting narratives
  • Theorizing insurgent and national consciousness
  • Sources
  • The Ḥawrân frontier
  • Settling the frontier
  • Rural autonomy and commercial integration
  • Assimilating the countryside: education and the army
  • The Arab revolt and the Ḥawrân Druze
  • Mobilizing the mountain
  • Claiming the mandate
  • Governing Jabal Ḥawrân
  • Organizing for resistance
  • Mobilizing the city
  • Damascus
  • The people's party
  • Making contact with the countryside
  • Ḥawrân peace negotiations
  • The spread of rebellion
  • Urban agitation
  • Rebellion in Ḥamâh
  • Rebellion in Damascus
  • The politics of rebellion
  • Insurgents in the countryside of Damascus
  • Elite politics and mandate counterinsurgency
  • Military suppression and mandate counterinsurgency
  • Debating rebellion
  • Epilogue and conclusions.
The Great Syrian Revolt of 1925 was the largest and longest-lasting anti-colonial insurgency in the inter-war Arab East. Mobilizing peasants, workers, and army veterans, rather than urban elites and nationalist intellectuals, it was the first mass movement against colonial rule in the Middle East. The revolt failed to liberate Syria from French occupation, but it provided a model of popular nationalism and resistance that remains potent in the Middle East today. Each subsequent Arab uprising against foreign rule has repeated the language and tactics of the Great Syrian Revolt. In this work, Michael Provence uses newly released secret colonial intelligence sources, neglected memoirs, and popular memory to tell the story of the revolt from the perspective of its participants. He shows how Ottoman-subsidized military education created a generation of leaders of modest background who came to rebel against both the French Mandate rulers of Syria and the Syrian intellectuals and landowners who helped the colonial regime to function. This new popular nationalism was unprecedented in the Arab world. Provence shows compellingly that the Great Syrian Revolt was a formative event in shaping the modern Middle East.
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A documentary examining a controversial period of Israeli history by drawing upon diaries kept by Yossef Nachmani, a land broker for the Jewish National Fund, who recorded his daily activities and private thoughts from 1937 to 1965. A moderate who believed Arabs and Jews could coexist, Nachmani ran up against forces that led to the 1947 United Nations Resolution which partitioned Palestine into Jews and Arab states. The film recounts his participation in acts of expelling Arabs and destroying their homes, and documents atrocities committed by the Haganah and IDF. His diaries showed his anguish at his actions and the actions of those around him.
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