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Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle East

  • Authors
  • Yaseen Noorani

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This work is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Bringing together writings on political and social reform with literary works, Noorani challenges dominant assumptions about the emergence of modernity. It shows that while nationalist, liberal, and democratic ideals emerged in the Middle East under European influence, these ideals were nevertheless created out of existing cultural values by reformers and intellectuals. The central element of this process, the book argues, was the transformation of virtue into nationality.

Keywords

Middle East reform revolution

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230106437
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38467-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-10643-7
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