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The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914
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The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

Abstract

This book establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914. The author shows that socialist and anarchist ideas were regularly discussed, disseminated, and reworked among intellectuals, workers, dramatists, Egyptians, Ottoman Syrians, ethnic Italians, Greeks, and many others in these cities. In situating the Middle East within the context of world history, she challenges nationalist and elite narratives of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history, as well as Eurocentric ideas about global radical ... More

Keywords: radical trajectory, Beirut, Cairo, Alexandria, 1860, 1914, anarchist ideas, intellectuals, workers, dramatists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520262010
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520262010.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, author