The Arab Nahdah : the making of the intellectual and humanist movement / Abdulrazzak Patel.

To understand today's Arab thinking, you need to go back to the beginnings of modernity: the nahdah or Arab renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Abdulrazzak Patel enhances our understanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, taking into account important internal factors alongsid...

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Main Author: Patel, Abdulrazzak (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
Series:Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : perspectives, paradigms and parameters
  • Contemporary interpretations of the nahḍah : tradition, modernity and the Arab intellectual
  • The reintegration of pre-modern Christians into the mainstream of Arabic literature and the creation of an inter-religious cultural space
  • Guardians of the pre-modern Arab-Islamic humanist tradition : legends without a legacy, a tradition without heirs
  • Language reform and controversy : the al-Shartūnīs respond in defence of the pre-modern humanist tradition
  • Arabism, patriotism and Ottomanism as means to reform
  • Arab intellectuals and the west : borrowing for the sake of progress
  • Education, reform and enlightened Azharīs
  • Enacting reform : local agents, statesmen, missionaries and the evolution of a cultural infrastructure.