The Arab awakening: the story of the Arab national movement. by Antonius, George. Publication date Topics Middle East — History. Mr. Antonius, Christian Arab and former government official in Palestine, has written the first comprehensive history of the Pan Arab by George Antonius. ANTONIUS, GEORGE. The Arab Awakening: A History of the Arab National Movement. Pp. xi, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, $ Show all.

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But the call from Washington never came. Great book, Professor Leland required reading in College for Arab history class. My knowledge of Arab affairs enables me to state, with the deepest conviction, that the Arabs are at heart as attached to those principles as any other civilized people.

Shortly after, my persecution by the Vichy French and the Italian Commission began. Antonius himself wrote that. The last chapter on post-war Syria-Iraq-Palestine is georgee the price of the book alone.

The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement by George Antonius

Antonius and wish to deal fairly with him, yet they have responsibilities that cannot be disregarded, especially in such conditions as now prevail. But the general lines are as I have already written to you, that it will take the form of yhe commentary, with examples drawn from the current problems of the countries of my area, on the moral and social issues which confront the world today.


In addition to the narrative account and assessments of military and political leaders, including Lawrence of Arabia, the book contains a set of documents of fundamental importance to the history of the Arab revival.

Tombstone of George Antonius, Jerusalem: Uriel Dann New York: Antonius had longed for another career ever since the publication of The Arab Awakening. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Since Antonius had procrastinated, an embarrassed Butler still could retract the invitation without too much loss of face, once controversy loomed. George Habib Antoniusantinius Lebanese-Egyptian scholar and diplomat, was among the first historians of Arab nationalism.

Lana rated it really liked it Apr 21, Antonius Jerusalem to John O. The fruits of Mr. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But in the broad strokes, this is still an extraordinary book and well worth the time taken to read it. There is no evidence in his papers for any Allied proposal of any kind. It should also be read with caution inasmuch it is an activist, and not only scholarly, text. Then Antonius made this proposal, drawn from the experience of the previous war, and not without due consideration of his own predicament:.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Palestine from Balfour to Bevin. Would you like to tell us arag a lower price?

Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Nov 04, This book talks about all of the history of the arabs or what is now the middle east from the time qrab the ottman empire till He argued that the Arab nation which consists of racial and cultural-linguistic elements was “dormant” for centuries, and that institutions established by Protestant missionaries and educators from the United States had a specific role in the renewal and “awakening” of Arabic as a national language.


Antonius came late to authorship. It was only my illness in hospital and the intervention aakening the American Consul General Engert that saved me from the worst effects of that persecution. For Antonius did not wish to parlay The Arab Awakening into an academic position. He was the exact opposite anntonius a busybody.

The Arab awakening : the story of the Arab national movement

Correct translation of important documents is essential in preserving intended messages. Memorandum of conversation by L.

But did Antonius welcome an academic career and the opportunity to pursue his ghe single-mindedly? But a conventional career in Arabic journalism did not appeal to Antonius, and only briefly did he consider working as a reporter for the foreign press. The narrative collapses midway and never gets back on its feet to tie itself back to the first third.