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

How the conflict between political Islamists and secular nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East Just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, 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. How the conflict between political Islamists and secular nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East Ju...

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Title:Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
Author:Fawaz A. Gerges
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Genres:History
ISBN:Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

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

  • Jon
    Apr 26, 2018
    Nuanced, complex, well-written, and highly informative. ...
  • Steve Donoghue
    Mar 28, 2018
    A brilliant book looking at the fissure at the heart of the modern Arab world, the split between nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism - told through the intertwined biographies of President Nasser and Sayyid Qutb. A very, very strong recommendation! Here's my full review: https:/...
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    Mar 07, 2019
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    Oct 06, 2018
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  • Maynard Handley
    Jan 04, 2019
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  • Mark
    Oct 18, 2018
    Traces the political history of Egypt from colonial days, goes into depth on the birth and history of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nassar, Mubarak and Morsi. It delineates the forces that have lead to rival factions in government since independence. Pan Arabism, vs nationalism vs Islamism a...
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    Jan 16, 2019
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  • Danny
    Dec 26, 2018
    Simply put this book is Gerges' explanation of existing schism between the region's secular-nationalists and Islamists that has shaped much of the Middle East's modern politics. Gerges uses Nasser and Said Qutb and their political descendants as his foils for his explanation for the cu...
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    May 06, 2018
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  • Asim Qureshi
    May 06, 2018
    Promised a great deal, and didn't really deliver for me. Still, some incredible interview material that makes it worth reading. ...
  • Shady
    Nov 07, 2018
    Title is deceiving its about egypt not the arab world and not about the making its about regimen relations with MB over the years more details about qotp Alot of opinion and interpretation rather than hestoric facts ...
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    Aug 17, 2018
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  • Bob Duke
    Apr 25, 2018
    For someone outside the Arab world who has trouble distinguishing from al-Banna and Qutb this book was deeply informative about the conflict between the nationalist forces and the Islamist forces. How their failures and their contest for power has led to countries relying on and improv...
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    Mar 15, 2019
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    May 06, 2018
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    Aug 15, 2018
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  • Joseph
    Aug 01, 2018
    Qutb and Nasser have more in common than many might think. Not enough discussion of Nazi-Nasser ties but, still a well-researched book. Glad to see Youssef Seddik being remembered as a rare pro-Democratic figure in the period. ...
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    Nov 29, 2018
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    May 21, 2018
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    Jun 18, 2018
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    Sep 01, 2018
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    Dec 29, 2018
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    Dec 01, 2018
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