The Arab awakening: the story of the Arab national movement. by Antonius, George. Publication date Topics Middle East — History. ANTONIUS, GEORGE. The Arab Awakening: A History of the Arab National Movement. Pp. xi, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, $ Show all. Mr. Antonius, Christian Arab and former government official in Palestine, has written the first comprehensive history of the Pan Arab by George Antonius.

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He saw the role of the American University of Beirut originally the Syrian Protestant College as central to this development, although he noted that by the end of the 19th century that role had diminished because the college initiated instruction in English.

In the two years to come, Ottoman resources would be drained and its manpower sapped trying to put down revolts throughout Iraq, Syria, Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula.

Antonius is writing from within the historical dynamics that he attempts to describe.

Oct 10, Christopher Saunders rated it it was amazing. From a scholarly perspective, whether or not Antonuis Ali can be tied to the birth of the Arab nationalist movement has certainly been questioned. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. New English Library Edition pb By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

By the end of the 19th century, the torch of Arab nationalism had been passed to Arab intellectuals residing in Greater Syria and in Europe and to Arab officers in the Ottoman Army that formed a secret society to ultimately promote Arab nationalist interests.

He is well-placed to offer insights from sources not available to other English-speaking explorers of the topic, and does so with a kind of journalistic zeal.

The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement by George Antonius

Bender rated it liked it Dec 31, Oct 30, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: Perla Aouad rated it really liked it Apr 20, You can decide for yourself if that discredits his work or makes it more valuable. Alex Arwb rated it liked it Feb 15, Published December 1st by Simon Publications first published According to Antonius, American missionaries, educators and institutions played a critical role in the development of American soft power during the Edwardian era and after World War I.


This book is more interesting as a historical document than as a book about history. Muhammad A rated it it was ok Apr 08, Talid Khatib rated it really anyonius it Jan 05, Jad Bawab rated it really liked it Apr 04, Want to Read saving…. Books with missing cover.

According to Martin KramerThe Arab Awakening “became the preferred textbook for successive generations of British and American historians and awakenig students”.

The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement

This book talks about all of the history of the arabs or what is now the middle east from the time of the ottman empire till These officers proved particularly useful during World War I after the leadership of the movement openly shifted allegiance to support the Entente.

It was with these assurances that, on Anfonius 10,the Sherif ordered his army to attack the garrison in Mecca. Refresh and try again.

Transaction,— And the third section deals with the aftermath of the World War as it pertained to the destinies of the eastern half of the Arab world — the Arabian Peninsula and the Fertile Crescent. Adi Greif rated it really liked it Jun 03, This remarkable book on a complex and controversial subject is widely regarded as the best full account of the rise of the Arab national movement.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After several years of travel and research in all parts of the Arab world, the author managed to gain access to all the relevant material necessary to the writing of a book such as this – much of the material having been unavailable to other writers on the subject.


Mar 11, Corey Rowe rated it it was amazing.

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I highly recommend any person to read this book. Classic account of the early days of Arab nationalism: Perhaps most importantly, however, his work, and the conclusion in particular, is designed to voice a strong support for the Arabs of Palestine and advance an academic argument for a now-untenable one state solution.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Yesha anonius it really liked it Nov 17, However, for all feorge debts of gratitude owed by the Allies — particularly Britain — to the leaders of the Arab Revolt and their supporters among the populace, their actions in the wake of the war fell stunningly short of fitting.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Other than tracing the birth of the Arab national movement, Antonius also argues that it was Britain that dishonoured its prior commitments to the Arabs, and instead pursued its own colonial interests at the expense of what Antonius calls the “true will of the people,” namely unity and independence of antonuus would-be Arab state.

Views Read Edit View history. Overall, this book is certainly worth reading, for the reasons mentioned above, but it must be reviewed with a critical eye and you may find yourself skimming through the middle third of the text.

Trivia About The Arab Awakenin I think reading this book will give a huge insight about how many of the issues in the middle east started and how somehow the middle east adakening to be what it is now.