Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle East (Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History) (Hardcover)

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This work is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Bringing together writings on political and social reform with literary works, Noorani challenges dominant assumptions about the emergence of modernity. It shows that while nationalist, liberal, and democratic ideals emerged in the Middle East under European influence, these ideals were nevertheless created out of existing cultural values by reformers and intellectuals. The central element of this process, the book argues, was the transformation of virtue into nationality.

About the Author


YASEEN NOORANI is an Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780230623194
ISBN-10: 0230623190
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 27th, 2010
Pages: 245
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History