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Title The Clarion of Syria : a patriot's call against the civil war of 1860 / by Butrus Al-Bustani ; translated by Jens Hanssen and Hicham Safieddine ; foreword by Ussama Makdisi.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : translating civil war / Jens Hanssen and Hicham Safieddine -- part I. The Clarion of Syria : the context. The war of 1860 : roots and ramifications / Jens Hanssen and Hicham Safieddine -- Al-Bustani : from protestant convert to Ottoman patriot and Arab reformer / Jens Hanssen and Hicham Safieddine -- Nafir Suriyya in Arab historiography / Jens Hanssen -- Towards a conceptual history of Nafir Suriyya / Jens Hanssen -- Wataniyya as anti-dote to sectarianism / Jens Hanssen -- part II. The Clarion of Syria : the text / translated by Jens Hanssen and Hicham Safieddine.
Summary "When Nafir Suriyya--"The Clarion of Syria"--Was penned between September 1860 and April 1861, its author Butrus al-Bustani, a major figure in the modern Arabic Renaissance, had witnessed his homeland undergo unprecedented violence in what many today consider Lebanon's first civil war. Written during Ottoman and European investigations into the causes and culprits of the atrocities, The Clarion of Syria is both a commentary on the politics of state intervention and social upheaval, and a set of visions for the future of Syrian society in the wake of conflict. This translation makes a key historical document accessible for the first time to an English audience. An introduction by the translators sketches the history that led up to the civil strife in Mt. Lebanon, outlines a brief biography of Butrus Al-Bustani, and provides an authoritative overview of the literary style and historiography of Nafir Suriyya. Rereading these pamphlets in the context of today's political violence, in war-torn Syria and elsewhere in the Arab world, helps us gain a critical and historical perspective on sectarianism, foreign invasions, conflict resolution, Western interventionism, and nationalist tropes of reconciliation"--Provided by publisher
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Language Translated from the Arabic.
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Bustn, Burus ibn Blus, 1818 or 1819-1882 or 1883. Nafr Sryah.
Bustn, Burus ibn Blus, 1818 or 1819-1882 or 1883.
Bustn, Burus ibn Blus, 1818 or 1819-1882 or 1883
Syria -- History -- 19th century.
Syrie -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term arab world.
arabic renaissance.
brief biography.
butrus al bustani.
civil strife.
civil war.
conflict resolution.
critical perspective.
culprits of atrocities.
english audience.
european investigations.
foreign invasions.
historical perspective.
key historical document.
literary style.
mt lebanon.
nafir suriyya.
nationalist tropes of reconciliation.
political violence.
unprecedented violence.
western interventionism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hanssen, Jens, translator.
Safieddine, Hicham, translator.
Makdisi, Ussama Samir, 1968- writer of foreword.
Container of (expression): Bustn, Burus ibn Blus, 1818 or 1819-1882 or 1883. Nafr Sryah. English.
Other Form: Print version: Clarion of Syria. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520299436 (DLC) 2018048201
ISBN 0520971159
9780520971158 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.67. doi
AU@ 000065479122
AU@ 000066189723

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