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Historical Writing in the Hijazī Nahda

Title: Historical Writing in the Hijazī Nahda: The Writings of Muhibb Al-Din Al-Khatib as a Vehicle for the Modern.
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Name(s): Holmes, Phillip C., author
Program in Middle Eastern Studies
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines the position of the Hijazi Nahda in the intellectual history of the Middle East by analyzing how historical writing shaped the character of the Arab Revolt and the Hashemite state. Examining the Hijazi newspaper al-Qibla and the writings of its chief editor Muhibb al-Din al-Khatib, this thesis explores how the discipline of history developed within the medium of print in the Hijaz and how that development influenced notions of citizenship, law, rights, and religion. Historical writing in al-Qibla increasingly became a sign for the modern and defined how perceptions of time and space were understood within its readership while altering the nature of authority, legitimacy, and statehood. This thesis argues that the Hijazi Nahda remained the only movement focused upon the nation-state model and shows how that orientation influenced the development of historical writing within the Hijaz.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0547 (IID)
Keywords: Hijazi Nahda, Muhibb al-Din al-Khatib, Arab Revolt, Historiography
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Middle Eastern Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 9, 2015.
Subject(s): Intellectual life -- History
Islamic countries
Middle East -- History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0547
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Holmes, P. C. (2015). Historical Writing in the Hijazī Nahda: The Writings of Muhibb Al-Din Al-Khatib as a Vehicle for the Modern. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0547