The Arab World s Legacy

The Arab World s Legacy

Together with religion and law it has given the Islamic world its unity and its unique character . The medieval scholastic culture was diffused through the Arabic language , until about the twelfth century the sole medium of science ...

Author: Charles Philip Issawi

Publisher: Darwin Press Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015011827576

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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These essays, written over a period of thirty years, crystallise Professor Issawi's insights on Arab civilisation. They cover a wide variety of subjects: cultural and demographic history, economics, and politics -- from the seventh century to the present. About half the book is devoted to the formative period of classical Islamic civilisation; the other half is devoted to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These views give an idea of the size complexity, and structure of a vast, ancient, and modern civilisation.
Categories: Political Science

Shakespeare and the Arab World

Shakespeare and the Arab World

In the 1990s and 2000s, despite all the talk of a 'new cold war' with the Arab or Muslim world, the literary legacy of the old Cold War was largely forgotten.55 The dominant rhetoric (even Soueif's) spoke only of adjusting the ...

Author: Katherine Hennessey

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789202601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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Offering a variety of perspectives on the history and role of Arab Shakespeare translation, production, adaptation and criticism, this volume explores both international and locally focused Arab/ic appropriations of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. In addition to Egyptian and Palestinian theatre, the contributors to this collection examine everything from an Omani performance in Qatar and an Upper Egyptian television series to the origin of the sonnets to an English-language novel about the Lebanese civil war. Addressing materials produced in several languages from literary Arabic (fuṣḥā) and Egyptian colloquial Arabic (‘ammiyya) to Swedish and French, these scholars and translators vary in discipline and origin, and together exhibit the diversity and vibrancy of this field.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East

Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East

Charles Issawi's Arab World's Legacy, written over three decades, is a collection of historical and analytical essays covering economics, political development, cultural and demographic history and the formative periods of Islamic ...

Author: Tareq Y. Ismael

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136941399

Category: History

Page: 488

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This exciting new book for students of Middle Eastern politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of the region, its politics and people. Combining a thematic framework for examining patterns of politics with individual chapters dedicated to specific countries, the book explores current issues within an historical context. Presenting information in an accessible and inclusive format, the book offers: coverage of the historical influence of colonialism and major world powers on the shaping of the modern Middle East a detailed examination of the legacy of Islam analysis of the political and social aspects of Middle Eastern life: alienation between state and society, poverty and social inequality, ideological crises and renewal case studies on countries in the Northern Belt (Turkey and Iran); the Fertile Crescent (Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Israel and Palestine); and those West and East of the Red Sea (Egypt and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council). extensive pedagogical features, including original maps and detailed further reading sections, provide essential support for the reader. A key introductory text for students of Middle Eastern politics and history at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this book will also be a significant reference for policy-makers and any motivated reader.
Categories: History

Civil Society in the Middle East Volume 2

Civil Society in the Middle East  Volume 2

One holds that integral features of Arab society - Islamic beliefs and practices and tribal social organization , both dubbed ... 105 ; Charles Issawi , The Arab World's Legacy ( Princeton , NJ : The Darwin Press , 1981 ) , pp .

Author: Norton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004492936

Category: Social Science

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Civil Society in the Middle East is a two-volume set of papers providing an unusually detailed and rich assessment of contemporary politics within the Middle East.
Categories: Social Science

Dynami of Arab Foreign Policy Making in the Twenty First Century

Dynami of Arab Foreign Policy Making in the Twenty First Century

One enduring legacy is the Turkish dismay at the Arabs for joining the antiTurkish alliance during the First World War. The region was also influenced by the French revolution calls for equality, freedom, brotherhood, democratization, ...

Author: Hassan Hamdan al-Alkim

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863568084

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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The Arab world's strategic location and its considerable material and human potential should allow it to play a major role in world affairs. However, in addition to sharing language, culture and history, Arab states also face common challenges: authoritarian regimes, ethnic and social cleavages, economic underdevelopment, and the need for security from the West. Hassan Hamdan al-Alkim examines the dynami of Arab foreign policy-making in the twenty-first century, taking account of the current political developments in the Arab world since January 2011. Through an insightful analysis of pivotal issues such as the Middle East Peace Process, the food and water crisis and Saudi Arabia's foreign policy, Alkim brings us closer to a nuanced understanding of contemporary Arab politi and its role in world affairs. This balanced and discerning study is essential reading for policy-makers, academi and students of Middle Eastern politi. 'This is an authentic critique by a committed Arab intellectual not only of the weakness of Arab states in the regional and international realms but also of the authoritarian regimes that dominate most of the Arab world.' -- Gregory Gause III, Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont 'Hassan al-Alkim has written a wide-ranging and thought-provoking account of the challenging issues facing foreign policy-makers in the Arab world.' -- Peter Woodward, Professor Emeritus, University of Reading
Categories: Political Science

Family Businesses in the Arab World

Family Businesses in the Arab World

Legacy. in. Arab. Dynastic. Entrepreneurship. Josiane Fahed-Sreih Abstract As family businesses in the Arab world in general and the GCC countries, which are part of the Middle East region in particular, present an exceptional situation ...

Author: Sami Basly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319576305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This book focuses on topics such as the cultural specificity of Arab family businesses with regard to shaping their governance and management; the influence that specific values in the Arab world could exert on the management of family businesses; how spiritual and religious values influence business in Arab family firms; and the role of emotions in the management of family firms in the Arab World. Presenting a collection of contributions addressing management, finance, strategy and succession in Arab Family businesses, this book constitutes a novel and unique contribution to the research field of family businesses.
Categories: Business & Economics

Asad s Legacy

Asad s Legacy

It sheds new light on the story of Asad's rule over his nation and points the way to the future of Syria and the entire region."--Jacket.

Author: Eyal Ziser

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 1850654506

Category: Syria

Page: 218

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"Eyal Zisser tackles these questions and examines the legacy of the man President Clinton called "the smartest leader in the Middle East as far as I.Q. is concerned." He also explores the peculiar dynamics of the Asad family with its Byzantine power plays and competing factions." "Asad's legacy is the most up-to-date, thorough treatment of Hafiz al-Asad's role in the history and politics of the contemporary Middle East. It sheds new light on the story of Asad's rule over his nation and points the way to the future of Syria and the entire region."--Jacket.
Categories: Syria

Islam in the World

Islam in the World

... Muhammad at Medina (Oxford, 1956) Charles Issawi, The Arab World's Legacy (Princeton, 1981) Ibn Khaldun, The Muaaddimah, trans. ... 1936) J. S. Trimingham, Christianity among the Arabs of Pre-Islamic Times (London and Beirut, 1979) ...

Author: Malise Ruthven

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195305035

Category: Religion

Page: 502

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Categories: Religion

The Struggle for the Arab World

The Struggle for the Arab World

Hudson , Michael C. , Arab Politics : The Search for Legitimacy , New Haven and London , Yale University Press , 1977 . al - Husni , Abdallah , ed ... Issawi , Charles , The Arab World's Legacy , Princeton , N.J. , Darwin Press , 1981 .

Author: Tawfig Y. Hasou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015012996578

Category: History

Page: 228

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'With admirable clarity, Mrs Peters sums up what determines competence in spelling and the traditional and new approaches to its teaching.' -Times Literary Supplement
Categories: History

Battle for Our Minds

Battle for Our Minds

See, for example, Bernard Lewis, TheArabs in History (New York: Harper & Row, 1966), pp. ... See Charles Issawi, “The Change in the Western Perception of the Orient,” in The Arab World's Legacy (Princeton, NJ: Darwin Press, 1981), pp.

Author: Michael Widlanski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451659030

Category: Political Science

Page: 394

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A scathing indictment of America's counter-terrorism system offers insight into how terrorists operate on a psychological level and how the government, media, and other authorities can use intelligence more effectively.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy in the Arab World

Democracy in the Arab World

entire sample,the averageper capita income isactually slightly higherin theArab world (~US $1,800) than therest ofthe ... The evidence also suggeststhat a legacy ofdemocratic traditions hasa positive effect onthe futureof democracy, ...

Author: Ibrahim Elbadawi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136979613

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions from major scholars in the region give a cross country analysis of economic development, political institutions and social factors, and the impact of oil wealth and regional wars, and present a model for democracy in the Arab world. Case studies are drawn from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and the Gulf region, building on these cross-country analyses and probing beyond the model’s main global variables. Looking beyond the effect of oil and conflicts, the chapters illustrate how specific socio-political history of the country concerned, fear of fundamentalist groups, collusion with foreign powers and foreign interventions, and the co-option of the elites by the state contribute to these problems of democratization. Situating the democratic position of the Arab World in a global context, this book is an important contribution to the field of Middle Eastern politics, development studies, and studies on conflict and democracy.
Categories: Political Science

Economic Development in the Middle East

Economic Development in the Middle East

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Farid A. Muna, The Arab Executive, St Martin's Press, New York, 1980. ... January 1956, reprinted in Charles Issawi, The Arab World's Legacy, Darwin Press, Princeton, N.J., 1981.

Author: Rodney Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134801190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Despite its oil resources,the Middle East is falling behind other regions of the developing world, notably the countries of East and South East Asia. Rodney Wilson examines the economic prospects for the region considering: *the consequences of rapid population growth, including the implications for education and employment; *low savings levels; *the absence of significant inflows of private capital and foreign investment; *fragmentation of the banking system; *the basic ecomomic infrastructure and the problems caused by excessive military expenditure; *falling oil prices; *budget deficits; The author examines alternative economic directions for the region arguing that both the methods and goals of development have to be reassessed in a region where Islam prevails.
Categories: Business & Economics

Turkey and the World

Turkey and the World

Atallah , Samir , Turkey's Imperial Arrogance ( from the Arab Press ) , Middle East International ( MEI ) ... Barbir , Karl K. , Memory , Heritage , and History : The Ottoman Legacy in the Arab World , in Brown , L. Carl ( ed . ) ...

Author: Sedat Laçiner

Publisher: USAK Books

ISBN: 975669808X

Category: Turkey

Page: 446

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Categories: Turkey

Economic Development in the Middle East 2nd edition

Economic Development in the Middle East  2nd edition

... January 1956, reprinted in Charles Issawi, The Arab World's Legacy, Darwin Press, Princeton, 1981. ... The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy, Oxford University Press for the World Bank, Oxford, 1993.

Author: Rodney Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136215742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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By examining economic development in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, this textbook introduces undergraduate and postgraduate students to the most pressing and topical economic issues in the contemporary Middle East. With comprehensive coverage of the entire region, the author examines the economic prospects for the Gulf and charts the growth of economic power in the region. Organised thematically, a full range of topics are discussed, including: the role of banks and capital markets in the region’s development the impact of demographic changes, such as the dramatic decline in birth rates and the implications for future employment the development of economic advances in oil and gas production the effects of the region’s economic development on international and inter-regional trade. Through discussing the region’s problems of the past as well as the present and future challenges, this book provides students with a compact and manageable review of the state of economic development in the Middle East.
Categories: Business & Economics

Marked for Death

Marked for Death

William F. Zeman, “World Leaders Praise Tantawi's Legacy,” Daily News Egypt, March 12, 2010, ... after 1948,” Historical Society of Jews from Egypt, 1999–2000, http://middleeastfacts.com/ Articles/history-of-jews-in-arab-countries.php.

Author: Geert Wilders

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781596983199

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Marked for Death Fanatics, terrorists, and appeasers have tried everything to silence Geert Wilders, Europe’s most controversial Member of Parliament—from putting him on trial to putting a price on his head. But Wilders refuses to be silenced—and one result is the book you have in your hands. For years, from his native Netherlands, Wilders has sounded the alarm about the relentless spread of Islam in the West. And he has paid a steep personal price, enduring countless death threats and being forced into a permanent state of hiding. Now, for the first time, Wilders offers a full account of his long battle against the zealots who have already slaughtered his countryman Theo van Gogh—whose killer also threatened to murder Wilders himself. In Marked for Death, Wilders reveals: How—and why—liberal politicians, including Barack Obama, downplay the Islamic threat The systematic suppression of free speech through lawsuits, prosecutions, threats, and violence meted out against Islam’s critics The untold story: how Islamic groups are redefining human rights to suppress non-Muslims everywhere The true, bloody history of Islam’s spread throughout the world How the West can defend itself against an existential enemy determined to conquer the globe Expelled from Britain, banned from Indonesia, denounced by the UN Secretary General, prosecuted in court for his beliefs, forced into government safe houses, and constantly threatened with death, Geert Wilders is unbowed and unapologetic. Marked for Death is a stark warning about a growing threat to our liberties written by a man who has lost his freedom—and would not see the rest of us suffer the same fate.
Categories: Political Science

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118082457

Category: Arab countries

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Categories: Arab countries

Modernization of the Arab World

Modernization of the Arab World

The Arab World's Heavy Legacy * by Charles Issawi NO OBSERVER OF PRESENT TRENDS IN THE ARAB WORLD CAN FAIL to be impressed by the strength of its revulsion against Western political and economic values and ideologies .

Author: Jack Howell Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119387947

Category: Arab countries

Page: 249

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Categories: Arab countries

Islam and Mammon

Islam and Mammon

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. ... An Arab Philosophy of History: Selections from the “Prolegomena” of Ibn Khaldun of Tunis (1332–1406), translated and ... Pp. 331–47 in the author's The Arab World's Legacy.

Author: Timur Kuran

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691126291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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The economic impact of Islamism -- Islamic economics and the Islamic subeconomy -- Islamism and economics : policy prescriptions for a free society -- The genesis of Islamic economics : a chapter in the politics of Muslim identity -- The notion of economic justice in contemporary Islamic thought -- Islam and underdevelopment : an old puzzle revisited.
Categories: Business & Economics

Paths to the Middle East

Paths to the Middle East

For a fuller discussion on the various countries , see Charles Issawi , " Recent Books on the Middle East Economics , " Pakistan ... The Arab World's Legacy ( Princeton , 1981 ) , in which these questions are discussed more fully . 9.

Author: Thomas Naff

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791418839

Category: History

Page: 360

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The field of Middle East studies is undergoing a generational change in academia, government, and the corporate community. The men and women who trained the present generation of scholars and who shaped government and corporate policies toward the Middle East after World War II have begun to retire, and unfortunately some have recently died. To preserve their insights into the past and their visions of the future, Thomas Naff asked a number of major Islamic and Middle East scholars to provide their perspectives and views in a short, personal summation of their careers. This book is a compilation of their responses. It provides a unique evaluation of the last 30 or 40 years by ten of the most distinguished pioneers representing key branches of the field. Pierre Cachia, Albert Hourani, J.C. Hurewitz, Halil Inalcik, Charles Issawi, Ernest McCarus, George Makdisi, Don Peretz, Dankwart A. Rustow, and Farhat J. Ziadeh have provided their perspectives on the past and present, their visions of future paths to be explored, and their wisdom drawn from decades of experience and scholarship. Whatever didacticism is offered in this book is not formal. Lessons, insights, wisdom, and inspiration are almost invisibly woven into the fabric of fascinating biographical narrative told with wit, style, self-effacement, and candor.
Categories: History