By Yasir Suleiman
"A very helpful addition to classes on Arab nationalism, nationalism typically, and Arabic linguistics." - Professor Clive Holes FBA, Professor for the research of the modern Arab international, collage of Oxford
"Masterfully combines his profound familiarity with the Arabic literature, the unending literature on nationalist ideology, and the very great sociolinguistic literature on language and ethnic identity."
- Professor Joshua Fishman, extraordinary college learn Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus, Yeshiva University
'This compelling and well timed research of Arabic tradition, language, historical past, and nationalism via exclusive Arabic linguist Yasir Suleiman permits English-speaking audiences an inside of view of key concerns in knowing the Arab global. in keeping with Suleiman's huge learn in Arabic language and society, the booklet is scholarly yet now not pedantic, and should entice a variety of readers."
- Karin C. Ryding, Sultan Qaboos bin stated Professor of Arabic, Georgetown college Prizewinner, British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in center jap experiences 2004
A clean viewpoint on nationalism within the Arab center East, investigating the interplay among language and nationalist ideology. It covers either communicative and symbolic services of the language when it comes to cultural and political nationalism and the articulation of nationwide identification.
*The Arab previous (the interpretation and reinvention of culture and myth-making)
*The conflict among Arab and Turkish cultural nationalism within the nineteenth and early twentieth century
*Readings of canonical treatises on Arab cultural nationalism
*A research of the most important ideological traits linking language to territorial nationalism
*A study schedule for the learn of language and nationalism within the Arab context
This is the 1st full-scale research of this significant subject and may be of curiosity to scholars of nationalism, Arab and comparative politics, Arabic reviews, historical past, cultural stories and sociolinguistics.