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Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gerges, Fawaz A.

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Based on a decade of research, including in-depth interviews with many leading figures in the story, this edition is essential for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the turmoil engulfing the Middle East, from civil wars to the rise of Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

ISBN 9780691196466
Barcode 9780691196466
Published 15 July 2019
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ISBN-13 9780691196466
ISBN-10 069119646X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 15 July 2019
International Publication Date 27 August 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gerges, Fawaz A.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: From C 1900 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Colonization & Independence
Political Leaders & Leadership
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Nationalism - History - Middle East, Islam and politics - History - Middle East, Islamic fundamentalism - History - Middle East, Middle East - Politics and government - 1945, Quotb, Sayyid
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 320.95609045
Catalogue Code 992908

Description of this Book

How the conflict between political Islamists and secular-leaning nationalists has shaped the modern Middle East In Making the Arab World, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's leading authorities on the Middle East, describes how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region from the 1920s to the present. He tells this story through an unprecedented dual biography of Egyptian president and Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-70) and another of the twentieth-century Arab world's most influential figures-Sayyid Qutb (1906-66), a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the father of many branches of radical political Islam. Based on a decade of research, including in-depth interviews with many leading figures in the story, Making the Arab World is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the turmoil engulfing the Middle East, from civil wars to Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A solid, clearly written work of scholarship by a talented and experienced historian of the Middle East. . . . [A]n important contribution. -John Calvert, Middle East Journal Accessible and refreshing. -Gareth Smyth, Arab Weekly [Gerges] writes with brilliant insight. -Steve Donoghue, The National An important work of journalism as well as history. -Richard Spencer, The Times A fascinating and deeply researched revisionist history. -Foreign Affairs
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Fawaz A. Gerges is professor of international relations and Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle East Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including ISIS: A History (Princeton), The New Middle East, and The Far Enemy. Twitter @FawazGerges

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