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Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair

Adeed Dawisha


Like a great dynasty that falls to ruin and is eventually remembered more for its faults than its feats, Arab nationalism is remembered mostly for its humiliating rout in the 1967 Six Day War, for inter-Arab divisions, and for words and actions distinguished by their meagerness; but people tend to forget the majesty that Arab nationalism once was. This book brings this majesty to life through a sweeping historical account of its dramatic rise and fall. The book argues that Arab nationalism—inspired by nineteenth-century German Romantic nationalism—really took root after World War I and not in ... More

Keywords: Arab nationalism, Six Day War, inter-Arab division, Gamal ‘Abd al-Nasir, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, nationalist revolution, Arabism, united Arab state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691169156
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169156.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adeed Dawisha, author
Miami University, Ohio