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

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Muhammad A rated it it was ok Apr 08, In the two years to come, Ottoman resources would abtonius drained and its manpower sapped trying to put down revolts throughout Iraq, Syria, Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula. Even as Awakenkng acknowledges the failures of al-Husayn and Faysal awakenign successfully advocate for the Arab cause to the Allies or to fight effectively for it themselves, his portrayal of them is nonetheless deeply sympathetic, rendering them as tragic victims of their own honest and trusting natures.

This state would include Palestine. He saw the role of the American University of Beirut originally the Syrian Protestant College as central to this development, although he noted that by the end of the 19th century that role antonus diminished because the college initiated instruction in English.

Views Read Edit View history. Thanks for telling us about the problem. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You can decide for geofge if that discredits his work or makes it more valuable. Its temporal proximity to early developments in the movement gave the author access to individuals who had been part of organizations in the 19th century and thus his work captures stories that might have otherwise been lost, such as that of the secret Arab nationalist society of By the end, one gets more of a feeling that the theme of the work is awxkening defeat of the Arab awakening, not the awakening itself.

These officers proved particularly useful during World War I after the leadership of the movement openly shifted allegiance to support the Entente. He takes it upon himself to speak to English-speaking audiences on behalf of the politically-voiceless Levantine peasant, attached firmly to his land and to his neighbours by inexpressibly-profound bonds of love, and oppressed not only by British and French mandatory maladministration, not only by Zionist settlement, but also by the shortsightedness and greed of the Arab landowning class and traditional tribal elites.


It was with these assurances that, on June 10,the Sherif ordered his army to attack the garrison in Mecca. 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 geprge history of the Arab revival.

From a literary perspective, I found the excessive detail in the middle section, concerning World War I, unnecessary. Lists with This Book.

Aug 05, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: This correspondence between the British High Commissioner in Egypt and the Sherif of Mecca occurred between October and January and was not officially released until the London Conference. To ask other readers questions about The Arab Feorgeplease sign up. He concludes with a focus on the Palestinian problem and advances a detailed, academic argument for a one state solution.

Essential reading for those interested in the Middle East.

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He places the antonuis of this movement in the hands of Muhammad Ali, whose expulsion of the Emirate of Diriyah the first Saudi state from the Holy Lands and governorship of Syria puts him in a good position to form an Arab empire. Jul 27, Raed Al-bloushy rated it it was amazing.

Trivia About The Arab Awakenin Books by George Antonius. Antonius’s research have been embodied in this unique goerge of the origins and development of the national movement from its earliest beginnings in the nineteenth century down to the post-World War I era.

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The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement

For an Arab writer Antonius is admirably fair-minded, treating British and Zionist positions with respect, though he’s liable to play down more disreputable Arab actions. Return to Book Page. Jan 31, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: It generated an ongoing debate over such issues as the origins of Arab nationalism, the significance of the Arab Revolt ofand the machinations behind the post-World War I political settlement in the Middle East.

But in the broad strokes, this is still an extraordinary book and well worth the time taken to read it.


It is viewed as the foundational textbook of the history of modern Arab nationalism. The fruits of Mr. Books with missing cover.

Some of his analyses are naive claiming Ibn Saud is a moderating force! In all of these ways, Antonius has influenced generations of scholars, and that alone makes this text worth reading. Palestine from Balfour to Bevin. Musa rated it liked it Jun 12, Oct 10, Christopher Saunders rated it it was amazing.

LPenting rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Refresh and try again.

Oct 30, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: The Politics of Ideas in the Middle Easted. This book talks about all of the history of the arabs or what is now the middle east from the time of the ottman empire till What makes this book special to me is mainly two things, the fact that it has a pre world war 2 perspective and the effort and research the author put into making it.

Perhaps most importantly, however, his work, and the conclusion in particular, is designed to voice a strong support for the Arabs of Palestine and advance an academic argument for a now-untenable one state solution. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The movement is traced through Sharif Husain of Mecca and his sons, Abdullah and Faisal, all of whom work towards the goal of an autonomous Arab state by joining the British effort against the Ottoman Empire during World War I in exchange for a British pledge for an Arab state.

I think reading this book will give a huge insight about how many of the issues in the middle east started and how somehow the middle east shaped to be what it is now.

Yesha rated it really liked it Nov 17, Alex Payne rated it liked it Feb 15, And in telling that story, Antonius does not place himself as a disinterested observer but as an insider and an advocate.