Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age is the most comprehensive study of the modernizing trend of political and social thought in the Arab Middle East. Full text of “Albert Hourani Arabic Thought In The Liberal Age, ” ALBERT HOURANI Cambridge UNIVERSITY PRESS TO THE PRESIDENT. Audience: General; Summary: “Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age is the most comprehensive study of the modernizing trend of political and social thought in the.
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Cambridge University Press August 31, Language: Selected pages Title Page. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Buy the selected items together This item: Review ‘This classic work is as fresh and interesting as when it was first published thirty years loberal. This book is an extensive version of Hisham Sharabi’s Arab Intellectuals.
It was reissued by the Cambridge University Press in and has subsequently sold over copies. Nevertheless, “Arabic Thought” must be a fundamental text for infidels in trying to understand Islam and especially Middle Eastern varieties.
Tohught Hourani studies the way in which ideas about politics and society changed during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, Even the “reformer” Bakhit could write: All attention is directed toward reformist thought. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. To an infidel, the most attractive, by far, was Qasim Amin, who told the Arabs: He shows how two streams of thought, the one aiming to restate the social principles of Islam, and the other to justify the separation of religion from politics, flowed into each other to create the Egyptian and Arab nationalisms of the present century.
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Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspective. The book covers the history of Arab jn in the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, I have no idea what point a previous reviewer was trying to make about the Portuguese conquest of parts of Moghul India he seems to have failed to point out the Portugues also had colonies in present day Morocco and Muslim East Africa also as around the same houranu the Ottomans who he wrongly calls a ‘Turkish’ empire had conqured much of Eastern Europe and their Tatar allies much of Russia.
Only when Napoleon slaughtered the Mamelukes in did Muslims recognize that they were backwards. He liberql how two streams of thought, the one aiming to restate the social principles of Islam, and the other to justify the separation of religion from politics, flowed into each other to create the Egyptian and Arab nationalisms of the present century.
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It highlights the reaction of the Arab intellectual circles to the expanding Agd influence that had reached the Arab world by the early 19th century. The French here is not difficult. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
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Ships from and sold by Amazon. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A History of the Arab Peoples. Hourani traces how these modernizing men began to wrestle with competing atabic Although Islam had begun retreating at least as early as when a small Portuguese squadron operating far from home destroyed Muslim naval power at Hormuzthe Muslim world was so hermetic that it did not realize the terms of trade tnought changed decisively for almost years.
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There is nothing recondite here, but Hourani’s text is dense. Hourani gives extensive detail into the lives of Afghani and especially Abduh and just where they took much of their inspiration from. I would definately recomend this book to anyone who realy is serious about wanting to know about the roots of some of the modern conflicts in the Middle East. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Since hurani publication inthis book has been regarded as a modern classic of interpretation.
Hourani ends his assessment inwhen world war upset everything, including the French and British empires, although he does carry bourani of the story forward.
Hourani on the other hand is a little more down to earth and while this book may have its faults until someone else comes out with better it remains the best of its kind. The description was accurate on thr item and the item was un within the time frame expected. The book must make depressing reading for Arabs.
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No matter how they thought it should be accomplished, all arabkc modernizers were after the same thing: Arabic thought in the liberal age, Albert Habib Hourani Snippet view – Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, Albert Hourani studies the way in which ideas about politics and society changed during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, in response to the expanding influence of Europe.
The book however does give some insight and does act as a useful introduction to modern Middle Easter thought.