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A Falcon Trapped in a Canary’s Cage

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides background information on the education and early political career of King Abdullah of Jordan. Abdullah was educated and received his military training in Constantinople and the ... More


The Ottoman Conquest of Arabia and the Syrian Hajj Route

ANDREW PETERSEN

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the Ottoman presence in Arabia, from the initial conquests in the sixteenth century up to the end of the eighteenth century, before the French invasion of Egypt followed by the ... More


Exit the Sharif

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255517
eISBN:
9780520934757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the fate of Sharif Husain of Mecca after the Arab Revolt. It explains that the sharif trusted the British, who later abandoned him, causing him to be driven out of the Hijaz by ... More


The Private Press, 1882–1918

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the movement of Arab journalistic activity from the years 1992 to 1918. By the beginning of 1880, it shifted from Lebanon to Egypt. Arriving in Egypt, the Syrians became a ... More


Present at the Dawn of Islam: Polemic and Reality in the Medieval Story of Muhammad's Jewish Companions

Shimon Shtober

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter grapples with major themes of early Islam pertaining to the relationship between the Prophet Muhammad and the Jewish elite who aligned themselves with him. These included Jewish tribes ... More


The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

Malik Dahlan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190909727
eISBN:
9780190943226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909727.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book offers an alternative vision of Islamic governance through the history and promise of The Hijaz, the first state of Islam. The Hijaz, in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia, was the first ... More


Hijazi Self-Determination and the New International System

Malik R. Dahlan

in The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190909727
eISBN:
9780190943226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909727.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter covers Hijazi self-determination: as an experimentation of Hijazi nationalism through “ethnicity” and “territoriality” concepts of international law. The chapters cover the promulgation ... More


Transformations in the Late Ottoman Hijaz

Michael Farquhar

in Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798358
eISBN:
9781503600270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798358.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter develops an account of education in mosques, madrasas and Sufi lodges in the Hijaz in the Ottoman period which hosted scholars and students from across the Islamic world. It shows that ... More


Wahhabi Expansion in Saudi-Occupied Mecca

Michael Farquhar

in Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798358
eISBN:
9781503600270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798358.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the use of education as a tool for expanding Wahhabi influence in the Hijaz, in the period immediately following its occupation by the Saudis in the 1920s. This project was ... More


Sufi Encompassments

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter assesses what happens when one constructs a shariʻa council within an explicitly and visibly Sufi world. In the Hijaz community, the current leader and sheikh, Faiz ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, ... More


Silt and Empire

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the history of irrigation and irrigation repairs in and around the Egyptian town of Fayyum to show how a shared reliance on natural resource management bound together extremely ... More


Empire Divided

Ryan Gingeras

in Fall of the Sultanate: The Great War and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1908–1922

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199676071
eISBN:
9780191755576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676071.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter approaches the events and trends that defined the fall of Ottoman rule in the Arab-speaking provinces in the aftermath of the First World War. As in the Balkans and North Africa, war, ... More


Reform Within the Scholarly Tradition

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Qursawi’s reformist project focuses on tahqiq as a means of ensuring religious correctness, against the predominance of taqlid, which he saw as perpetuating misguidance, and of questioning ... More


Islamic Self-Determination and the International Legal System

Malik R. Dahlan

in The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190909727
eISBN:
9780190943226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909727.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 5 expands on the notion of self-determination, beyond the traditional nation-state, into the Islamic context. This is done by explaining (i) the pan-Islamic rise in reaction to the new ... More


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