Autobiography and the Construction of Identity and Community in the Middle East by Na Na
  

Autobiography and the Construction of Identity and Community in the Middle East

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Synopsis

Autobiography and the Construction of Identity and Community in the Middle East by Na Na

Ranging from the early modern period to the present day, this edited collection uses biography as a window into the history of the Arab-Islamic Middle East. The contributors reinterpret the lives of the famous such as George Antonius and Doria Shafiq and rediscover the lives of individuals previously consigned to the margins of history, including the notorious individuals of 17th-century Syria and the 20th-century Palestinian activist Kulthum Auda. The book also draws on the biographical tradition of Arab historical writing, including biographical dictionaries, for an understanding of the region s social and cultural history. Interdisciplinary in scope and theoretically informed, this volume brings to light individual lives which are essential to an understanding of Middle Eastern history.

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.,. an extremely interesting collection of essays, partly because of the authors

. --Stephen Frederic Dale, Biography

About the Author

Mary Ann Fay is Assistant Professor of History at the American University of Sharjah.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
245 pages

Author

Na Na
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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

1st January 2001

ISBN

9780312219666


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