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Utopia and civilisation in the Arab Nahda

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This doctoral thesis explores the contexts of utopian writing and thinking in the Nahda, the Arab 'Awakening' of the long nineteenth century. Utopian forms of social imagination were responses to fundamental changes in the societies of the Arab-Ottoman world brought about by integration into a capitalist world economy and a European-dominated political system. Much Nahda writing was permeated by a sense of a 'New Age' opening and of wide horizons for future change – and this was not simply...

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Oriental Institute
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American University in Cairo, Egypt
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40502
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40502
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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