Greater Syria

Greater Syria : The History of an Ambition

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While for many years scholars and journalists have focused on the more obvious manifestations of political life in the Middle East, one major theme has been consistently neglected. This is Pan-Syrian nationalism--the dream of creating a Greater Syria out of an area now governed by Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. Though not nearly as well known as Arab or Palestinian nationalism and hardly studied in depth, Pan-Syrianism has had a profound effect on Middle Eastern politics since the end of World War I. In Greater Syria, the noted Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes provides the first comprehensive account of this intriguing, important, and little understood ideology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • halftones, maps
  • 0195060229
  • 9780195060225
  • 1,459,020

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`a superior book' Foreign Affairs `(Pipes's) contribution here cannot be exaggerated, and the coverage given this ideology will be inserted into the analysis of Syrian politics for years to come.' Library Journalshow more

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Scholars and journalists have long neglected one major theme of political life in the Middle East--Pan-Syrian nationalism. This is the dream of creating a Greater Syria out of an area now governed by Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. Though not nearly as well known as Arab or Palestinian nationalism and hardly studied in depth, Pan-Syrianism has had a profound effect on Middle Eastern politics since the end of World War I. In "Greater Syria," the noted Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes provides the first comprehensive account of this intriguing, important, and little understood ideology.show more

About Daniel Pipes

Editor of Orbis; author of Slave Soldiers of Islam (1981) and In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power (1983)show more

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