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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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His main attention is given to the movement of ideas in Liberall and Lebanon. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Nevertheless, “Arabic Thought” must be a fundamental text for infidels in trying to understand Islam thhe especially Middle Eastern varieties.

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Since its publication inthis book has been regarded as a modern classic of interpretation. Hohrani when Napoleon slaughtered the Mamelukes in did Muslims recognize that they were backwards. No wonder so few understood, hougani understand now, what’s up, although no doubt many more copies than 8, have been sold since He completed the book inat a time when secularism and nationalism seemed to have established an ascendancy in Egypt and western Asia.

The ghe however does give some insight and does act as a useful introduction to modern Middle Easter thought. It was reissued by the Cambridge University Press in and has subsequently sold over copies.

No matter how they thought it should be accomplished, all the modernizers were after the same thing: Despite the academic nature of this work, grasping what’s in it is easy and not at all complicated.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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. A History of the Arab Peoples: Hourani’s history is of Arab thought, not exclusively Muslim thought. This vendor was able to do that.


It highlights the reaction of the Arab intellectual circles to the expanding European influence that had reached the Arab world by the early 19th century. Albert Hourani studies the way in which ideas about politics and society changed during the agabic and the first half of the twentieth centuries, in response to the expanding influence of Europe.

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A History of the Arab Peoples. Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The book covers the history of Arab reform 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 time the Ottomans who he wrongly calls a ‘Turkish’ empire had conqured much of Eastern Europe and their Tatar allies much of Russia.

Some of his ate approach the aphoristic.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Hourani ends his assessment inwhen world war upset everything, including the French and British empires, although he does carry some of the story forward. For example, “Muslims believed themselves obliged to keep their neighbors’ consciences as well as their own.

But there were many others. The last chapter of the book surveys the main tendencies of thought in the post-war years. Selected pages Title Page. This reissue again makes houraani Hourani’s comprehensive study of the roots of Arab nationalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Set up a giveaway. The second approach allowed Arab Christians to join with Arab Muslim reformers. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your nourani, and attract new followers and customers. Add both to Cart Add both to List. InCambridge University Press brought out a paperback edition, and my copy from a printing brags that it had then sold over 8, copies.

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This book is an extensive version of Hisham Sharabi’s Arab Intellectuals. The Modern Middle East: Hourani gives extensive detail into the lives of Afghani libera especially Abduh and just where they took much of their inspiration from.

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 hoirani create the Egyptian and Arab nationalisms of the present century. Some thought the empire, though led by Turks, vital hourni Islam; others were ready to adopt houtani more particularly Arab stance.

Hourani and Hitti have always been the darlings of modern Western American at least thought on the Middle East and while Hitti may cloud much of what he writes with a bizzare form of Lebanese nationalism that is equally as far fetched as Turkish, Arab, Persian and Slav nationalism that have done little but bring misery to those nations. Only occasionally does the old Islam peek through, but when it does it signals a message to the 21st century.