Arabs in the mirror : images and self-images from pre-Islamic to modern times / Nissim Rejwan

Author(s): Rejwan, Nissim
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Subjects: Arabs
National characteristics, Arab
Intellectuals--Arab countries
Democracy--Arab countries
Arab countries--Intellectual life
Egypt--Social conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xii, 210 p. ; 23 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2007033592
ISBN: 9780292717275 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 029271727X (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780292717282 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0292717288 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-204) and index
Contents: The bedouin, the camel, the sand, and the palm tree -- Identity and self-definition -- Ibn Khaldun's appraisal appraised -- "Arabizing the Arabs" -- Self-images old and new -- Calls for "critical self-analysis" -- Unity in diversity -- The quest for democracy -- Resources and development -- The social scene -- The case of Egypt -- The West's inroads -- The difference Israel has made -- New lessons for old -- The intellectuals -- Appendix : portraits in a mirror : three fictional versions
OCLC Number: 164803646
ISBN/ISSN: 9780292717275
029271727X
9780292717282
0292717288