Arabs in the Mirror: Images and Self-Images from Pre-Islamic to Modern Times by Nissim Rejwan
English | Apr. 15, 2008 | ISBN: 0292717288 | 225 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
To bring new perspectives to the question of Arab identity, Iraqi-born scholar Nissim Rejwan has assembled this fascinating collection of writings by Arab and Western intellectuals, who try to define what it means to be Arab. He begins with pre-Islamic times and continues to the last decades of the twentieth century, quoting thinkers ranging from Ibn Khaldun to modern writers such as al-Ansari, Haykal, Ahmad Amin, al-'Azm, and Said.