Political Thought and Political History

Political Thought and Political History : Studies in Memory of Elie Kedourie

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This volume is limited to contributions by Professor Kedourie's previous students. It reveals the far-reaching range of his interests and the immense expanse of his horizons. The first part deals with philosophy, political thought and ideology and the second with history and politics.show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138978892
  • 9781138978898

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"The wide array of topics covered in the book, which reflects much more the diverse interest of the contributors than the major issues which preoccupied Kedourie, is nevertheless not only a tribute to the breadth of Kedourie's interests, but also reveals the personal admiration and loyalty each of them felt towards him.."-Raphael Israeli--Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "The International History Review, 9/2004show more

Table of contents

Introduction - Elie Kedourie as teacher. Part 1 Philosophy, political thought and ideology: Schiller's theory of aesthetic semblance, Patrick Murray; notes on the concept of the "civil condition", David H. Sandiford; the role of education in the development of Arab nationalism in the fertile crescent during the 1920s, Yoram Kahati; Islam "vis-a-vis" communism and socialism, Rami Ginat; Sun Yat-Sen's influence on Mu'ammar Qadhdhafi, Audrey Wells. Part 2 History and politics: Vorontsov's campaign of 1845 - a reconstruction and reinterpretation, Moshe Gammer; dating the past - C.J. Edmonds and the invention of modern Iraq, Liora Lukitz; Nahhas, the Arab league and the postwar order - a reinterpretation, Eran Lerman; the causes of the failure of democracy in Iran, 1941-1953, Massoumeh Torfeh; Arab strategy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict, January 1964 to June 1967, Moshe Shemesh; Elie Kedourie's teaching of Middle Eastern history.show more