The Arab Nahdah: The Making of the Intellectual and Humanist Movement by Abdulrazzak PatelThe Arab Nahdah: The Making of the Intellectual and Humanist Movement by Abdulrazzak Patel

The Arab Nahdah: The Making of the Intellectual and Humanist Movement

byAbdulrazzak Patel

Hardcover | June 30, 2013

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Explores the influences that triggered the Arabic awakening, the 'nahdah', from the 1700s onwards. To understand today's Arab thinking, you need to go back to the beginnings of modernity: the nahdah or Arab renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Abdulrazzak Patel enhances ourunderstanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, taking into account important internal factors alongside external forces.Patel explores the key factors that contributed to the rise and development of the nahdah, he introduces the humanist movement of the period that was the driving force behind much of the linguistic, literary and educational activity. Drawing on intellectual history, literary history and postcolonialstudies, he argues that the nahdah was the product of native development and foreign assistance and that nahdah reformist thought was hybrid in nature. Overall, this study highlights the complexity of the movement and offers a more pluralist history of the period.
Abdulrazzak Patel is Research Fellow at the Oriental Institute.
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Title:The Arab Nahdah: The Making of the Intellectual and Humanist MovementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:June 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:074864069X

ISBN - 13:9780748640690

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