Making the Arab World by Fawaz A. Gerges

Making the Arab World

How the conflict between political Islamists and secular nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East Just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected president--Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood--and subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group. These bloody events echoed an older political rift in Egypt and the Middle...

Details Making the Arab World

TitleMaking the Arab World
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherPrinceton University Press
GenreHistory, Religion, Islam, Nonfiction

Reviews Making the Arab World

  • Steve Donoghue
    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review:
  • Asim Qureshi
    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading.
  • Bob Duke
    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improving upon the colonial apparatus of repression had imprisoned the Arabs this contest. The author does end with a note of optimism that the Muslim brotherhood can rei...
  • Jon
    Nuanced, complex, well-written, and highly informative.