Modern Arab Historiography: Historical Discourse and the Nation-State.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position:Book Review
 
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MODERN ARAB HISTORIOGRAPHY HISTORICAL DISCOURSE AND THE NATION-STATE By Youssef Choueiri published by RoutledgeCurzon ISBN 0 7007 1650 5 price 17.99 [pounds sterling] paperback

This book deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It deals with Arab historians and intellectuals who had direct or indirect access to western education, knew a foreign language, and attempted to use academic techniques in their history writings. It is confined to a particular tendency of modern Arab historiography. Its main focus is that current of historical discourse which takes for its unit of...

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