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The Rise of Arab Nationalism Reconsidered

  • Mahmoud Haddad (a1)

The debate over the origins of early Arab nationalism in geographical Syria before World War I revolves around a twofold thesis presented two decades ago. Its first and most influential part advances a social explanation, maintaining that it was a traditional intra-Arab elite conflict: “those members of the Arab elite who had a vested interest in the Ottoman state were Ottomanists. Those who were without such a stake were Arabists.”

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Glen W. Swanson , “Enver Pasha: The Formative Years,” Middle Eastern Studies 16 (091980): 194.

David Kushner , “The Place of the Ulema in the Ottoman Empire during the Age of Reform (1839–1918),” Turcica 19 (1987): 60.

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International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • ISSN: 0020-7438
  • EISSN: 1471-6380
  • URL: /core/journals/international-journal-of-middle-east-studies
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