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Author Patel, Abdulrazzak, author.

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

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Series Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature
Edinburgh studies in modern Arabic literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-259) and index.
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.
Summary Explores the key factors that contributed to the Arab Renaissance (nahḍah) in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Focuses on internal factors including the home-grown humanist movement of the period that drove much of the linguistic, literary, and educational activity of the period.
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Subject Civilization, Arab -- Western influences.
Civilization, Arab -- 19th century.
Civilization, Arab -- 20th century.
Humanism -- Arab countries -- 19th century.
Humanism -- Arab countries -- History -- 20th century.
Arab countries -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Arab countries -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Patel, Abdulrazzak. Arab Nahḍah. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013] 9780748640690 (DLC) 2013455260 (OCoLC)823896787
ISBN 9780748677900 (electronic bk.)
0748677909 (electronic bk.)
1299735797 (electronic bk.)
9781299735798 (electronic bk.)