Making the Arab World : Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East


Making the Arab World : Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

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How the conflict between political Islamists and secular nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East In 2013, just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected president--Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood--and subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group. These bloody events echoed an older political rift in Egypt and the Middle East: the splitting of nationalists and Islamists during the rule of Egyptian president and Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. In Making the Arab World, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's leading authorities on the Middle East, tells how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region from the 1920s to the present. Gerges tells this story through an unprecedented dual biography of Nasser and another of the twentieth-century Arab world's most influential figures--Sayyid Qutb, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the father of many branches of radical political Islam. Their deeply intertwined lives embody and dramatize the divide between Arabism and Islamism.
Yet, as Gerges shows, beyond the ideological and existential rhetoric, this is a struggle over the state, its role, and its power. Based on a decade of research, including in-depth interviews with many leading figures in the story, Making the Arab World is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the turmoil engulfing the Middle East, from civil wars to the rise of Al-Qaeda and ISIS.


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Author(s)
Fawaz A. Gerges
Format
Hardback | 528 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 40.64mm | 794g
Publication date
03 Apr 2018
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication City/Country
New Jersey, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
20 b/w illus.
ISBN10
0691167885
ISBN13
9780691167886
Bestsellers rank
503,952