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

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Refresh and try again. After all, he is not an American and he is in one of the most highly charged areas of the world. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

The only thing that I believe should have been included is the actual letter correspondence between Sir McMahon and the Sharif Hussein. It focuses particularly on the promises which the British made to the Arab peoples and on which the latter had relied in deciding to join the fight against the Turks in World War I, in the expectation that success would lead to their independence–promises that were cynical at the time made and ignored in the peace negotiations.

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The Arabs preferred Great Britain, claimed Antonius, but in order to secure active Arab collaboration, Great Britain necessarily would have to offer certain guarantees.

Ambition, Arabism, and George Antonius « Martin Kramer on the Middle East

Beirut at this time, while perhaps cheaper than the other two cities, was also the site of considerable intrigue, the work of exiled Palestinian Arab nationalist leaders and local clients of rival European powers. He now made a desperate bid to secure a place as an influential mediator between irreconcilable forces in Iraq. And if that idiot too does not engage me, I will go directly to Hyrcanos. During the mids, he had experienced the exhilaration of high negotiations as an interpreter on loan to a British diplomatic mission in Arabia.


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Transaction,— Martin Kramer New Brunswick: Written on the eve of World War II, this is a thoughtful, well-researched account of the forces which transformed the Arab gerge of the Ottoman Empire into the nation states of the Middle East which now exist. A Source for the Historian? Lana rated it really liked it Apr 21, Showing of 15 reviews.

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Instead, the Sykes-Picot Agreement, made by the European Allies completely over the heads awxkening the Arab people, was aimed at essentially turning the Arab lands into a new colonialist frontier between Britain and France.

English Choose a language for shopping. 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 the would-be Arab state.

The fact remains that the Memorandum is more of an essay by an ambitious writer, than a piece of constructive statesmanship. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


The Arab awakening : the story of the Arab national movement

Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Antonius then offered his talents to the Americans. With a New Afterword.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This state would include Palestine. Some of his analyses are naive claiming Ibn Saud is a moderating force! Yesha rated it really liked it Nov 17, The Allies had spurned him, but Antonius would not relent. These officers proved particularly useful during World War I after the leadership of the movement openly shifted allegiance to support the Entente.

Adi Greif rated it really liked it Jun 03, Theories of history books Books about the Arab—Israeli conflict Israeli—Palestinian conflict books Arab nationalism. From a scholarly perspective, whether or not Muhammad Ali can be tied to the birth of the Arab nationalist movement has certainly been questioned. Things did not go well in Beirut: My knowledge of Arab affairs enables me to state, with the deepest conviction, that the Arabs are at heart as attached to those principles as any other civilized people.

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