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Arab Rebirth : Pain and Ecstasy - Jacques Berque

Arab Rebirth

Pain and Ecstasy

By: Jacques Berque, Q. Hoare (Translator)

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Published: 1st February 2001
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Jacques Berque has distilled a lifetime's passionate study of Arab history and culture into this eloquent essay Arab Rebirth: Pain and Ecstasy shifts effectively from pre-Islamic Arabia to twentieth-century Morocco; theology to linguistics; desert oasis to urban slum; T E Lawrence to Nasser; and poetry to the politics of oil. Berque presents a perceptive synoptic portrait of a civilization in the grip of change. This book conveys all the misery of a situation still stamped by centuries of foreign domination, and all the hope of a renaissance now an hundred years old and yet still in its infancy.

'. . . Shows remarkable insight into the problems which exercise Arab minds.' --"Middle East International" 'To be read like a poem; to be contemplated like a philosophical treatise.' --"Lamalif" (Casablanca)

Arabism Is a Mode of Being . .
Peoples and Landscapes
Seal of the Prophecies
Ishmael and the Desert
Medina
A Linguistic Model
From Expansion to Defence
Encounters With Time
Constructing Independence
Towards a Contemporary Arab Culture-I
Towards a Contemporary Arab Culture-II
Supporting Poems
Malady of the Young
Bitterness and Renewal
The Past Back to Front
The Right to Problems
Glossary of Arabic Terms
Glossary of Names
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ISBN: 9780863560156
ISBN-10: 0863560156
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st February 2001
Publisher: Saqi Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.34  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1