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Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

Adam Mestyan


This book presents the essential backstory to the formation of the modern nation-state and mass nationalism in the Middle East. While standard histories claim that the roots of Arab nationalism emerged in opposition to the Ottoman milieu, this book points to the patriotic sentiment that grew in the Egyptian province of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century, arguing that it served as a pivotal way station on the path to the birth of Arab nationhood. The book examines the collusion of various Ottoman elites in creating this nascent sense of national belonging and finds that learned cu ... More

Keywords: Arab nationalism, Ottoman Empire, national belonging, nation building, Egypt, Arab world, political belonging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691172644
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Mestyan, author
Duke University