Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth CenturyFrom Triumph to Despair$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Adeed Dawisha

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691169156

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691169156.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PRSO for personal use.date: 24 May 2022

Defining Arab Nationalism

Defining Arab Nationalism

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter One Defining Arab Nationalism
Source:
Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century
Author(s):

Adeed Dawisha

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169156.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Arab nationalism. Throughout his numerous writings on Arab nationalism, Sati‘ al-Husri—the foremost theoretician of Arab nationalism—never lost sight of the ultimate goal of the ideology he so vigorously propagated, namely the political unity of the Arabic-speaking people. He wrote that the happiest of nations were the ones in which political and national boundaries were fused into one another. In another one of his writings, Husri says that he is constantly asked how was it that the Arabs lost the 1948–1949 war over Palestine when they were seven states and Israel was only one? His answer is unequivocal: the Arabs lost the war precisely because they were seven states. Thus, to avoid losing future wars, the Arabs had to unite into one Arab state.

Keywords:   Arab nationalism, Sati‘ al-Husri, political unity, Arabic-speaking people, Arab state

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.