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From Ottomanism to Arabism: Essays on the Origins of Arab Nationalism
 0252002024, 9780252002021

Table of contents :
Preface
Contents
1. The Amir of Mecca al-Husayn ibn-'Ali and the Origin of the Arab Revolt
2. 'Abdullah ibn-al-Husayn, Lord Kitchener, and the idea of an Arab Revolt
3. Ideological Influences in the Arab Revolt
4. Hashemite Aims and Policy in the Light of Recent Scholarship on Anglo-Arab Relations during World War I
5. From Ottomanism to Arabism: The Origin of an Ideology
6. The Rise of Arabism in Syria
7. Ramifications and Reflections
Index

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C. ERNEST

DAWN

From Ottomanism to Arabism ESSAYS ON THE ORIGINS OF ARAB NATIONALISM

UNIVERSITY

OF ILLINOIS

Urba11D Chicago

London

PRESS

© 1973 by The Board of Trustees of the Uniyersity of Illinois Manufactured in the United States of America Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 72-88953 ISBN o-z5z-oozoz-4

To my parents FRED HETTIE

HARTMAN LOU

DAWN GIBSON

DAWN

Preface not comprehensive narration, is the intent of this ,n study. Ideally, historians develop the former from the latter, but the ideal procedure can be employed only after the sources have been identified, located, and put in order. When this condition is not met, fruitful analysis still may be carried out by focusing on those strategic aspects of a major subject for which available sources are adequate, though not necessarily ideal. Such was the origin of this study, which first appeared as a series of articles. Despite the passage of time and the progress of scholarship, the sources for modem Arab history still present serious difficulties. At the same time, the conclusions reached in these articles seem to be fully consistent with subsequent studies which have been able to utilize newly accessible sources. Consequently, these essays are being reissued without any substantial changes. The component studies are presented in the order in which they were written, the order of analytical progression. Thus the origin of the Arab Revolt is dealt with before its chronological antecedents and causal conditions, the origin .of Arabism. The core of this study, the articles which deal with the origin and victory of Arabism, are presented without change except motlifications for editorial consistency. The first publication of these essays was as follows ( listed here with the numerical designation assigned theni in this book) : I. "The Amir of Mecca al-I:Iusayn ibn-cAli and the Origin of the Arab Revolt," Proceedings of the American Phflosophical Society, IV ( 1960), 11-34. II. "