Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

ISBN-10: 0520280148
ISBN-13: 9780520280144
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In this groundbreaking book, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914. She shows that socialist and anarchist ideas were regularly discussed, disseminated, and reworked among intellectuals, workers, dramatists, Egyptians, Ottoman Syrians, ethnic Italians, Greeks, and many others in these cities. In situating the Middle East within the context of world history, Khuri-Makdisi challenges nationalist and elite narratives of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history as well as Eurocentric ideas about global radical movements. The book demonstrates that these radical trajectories played a fundamental role in shaping societies throughout the world and offers a powerful rethinking of Ottoman intellectual and social history.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Late Nineteenth-century World and the Emergence of a Global Radical Culture
The Nahda, the Press, and the Construction and Dissemination of a Radical Worldview
Theater and Radical Politics in Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria 1860-1914
The Construction of Two Radical Networks in Beirut and Alexandria
Workers, Labor Unrest, and the Formulation and Dissemination of Radical Leftist Ideas
Conclusion: Deprovincializing the Eastern Mediterranean
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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