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Arabs in the mirror : images and self-images from pre-Islamic to modern times /

Main Author: Rejwan, Nissim.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • The bedouin, the camel, the sand, and the palm tree
  • Identity and self-definition
  • Ibn Khaldun's appraisal appraised
  • "Arabizing the Arabs"
  • Self-images old and new
  • Calls for "critical self-analysis"
  • Unity in diversity
  • The quest for democracy
  • Resources and development
  • The social scene
  • The case of Egypt
  • The West's inroads
  • The difference Israel has made
  • New lessons for old
  • The intellectuals
  • Appendix : portraits in a mirror : three fictional versions.