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Buṭrus al-Bustānī and the Shipwreck of the Nation
AbstractDuring the outbreak of violence and civil war in 1860 Mount Lebanon, Buṭrus al-Bustānī (1819–1883) in a series of political pamphlets entitled Nafīr Sūriyya painted an image of an imaginaryExpand
In the hall of mirrors : the Arab Nahda, nationalism, and the question of language
The dissertation examines the foundations of modern Arab national thought in nineteenth-century works of Butrus al Bustani (1819-1883) and Ahmad Faris al Shidyaq (1804-1887) in which occurred anExpand
BLESSETH HIM THAT GIVES AND NOT HIM THAT TAKES: BUṬRUS AL-BUSTĀNĪ AND THE MERCY OF DEBT
  • N. Ali
  • Political Science
  • Modern Intellectual History
  • 20 September 2017
This article discusses Nahda intellectual Buṭrus al-Bustānī’s public and pedagogic writings. It focuses on the nationalist pamphlets, the Nafīr Sūrriya, written in the wake of the firstExpand
Before Friday
The translation into Arabic of Robinson Crusoe by Butrus al-Bustāni, a leading figure of al-Nahḍa al- c Arabiyya – commonly referred to as the Arab Awakening – opens up the question ofExpand
The royal veil: early Islamic figural art and the Bilderverbot reconsidered
ABSTRACT The essay questions the Bilderverbot in early Islam by looking at the contrast established in the scholarship between the strict opposition to iconic theology found either in MuslimExpand
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