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...


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TitleMaking the Arab World
ISBN9780691167886
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherPrinceton University Press
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Religion, Islam
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Reviews Making the Arab World

  • Steve Donoghue
    1970-01-01
    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: https://www.thenational.ae/arts-cultu...
  • Asim Qureshi
    1970-01-01
    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading.
  • Joseph
    1970-01-01
    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enoughdiscussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to seeYoussef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period.
  • Bob Duke
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    Nuanced, complex, well-written, and highly informative.
  • Mark
    1970-01-01
    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism are explored with looks at the important players over the years. The author concludes that there is no consolidation or unity of forces for the Egyptian people given...
  • Shady
    1970-01-01
    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotpAlot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts