Nasser's Egypt, Arab Nationalism, and the United Arab Republic

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002 - History - 235 pages
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During the crucial decade of the 1950s in Egypt, both Gamal Abdel Nasser and the idea of Arab nationalism were assuming more and more influence in Egypt and the greater Arab world. Exploring this phenomenon, James Jankowski also offers important insights into the political context in which Nasser maneuvered. Jankowski focuses on the period from the 1952 Revolution in Egypt to the dissolution of the short-lived union of Egypt and Syria in 1961 - and on the outlook and actions of Nasser, the dominant figure in Egypt's new revolutionary regime. Concisely and convincingly, he identifies the unique blend of ideological and practical considerations that led Egypt to a progressively deeper involvement in Arab nationalism. He draws on newly available materials from the U.S. and British archives and on the memoir literature now available in Arabic to present a detailed reconstruction of this formative period in Egyptian political history. Jankowski traces Egypt's - and Nasser's - movement from a peripheral to a central position in Arab nationalist politics.
 

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This book is well written, not dry given that it is a history book, and helped me a ton when i was researching the UAR.

Contents

The Revolution of 1952
11
The Nationalism of Gamal Abdel Nasser
27
The Search for a Regional Role 19521954
41
Egypt in the Arab World 19551957
65
The Creation of the United Arab Republic
101
The United Arab Republic in Operation
115
The United Arab Republic in InterArab Politics
137
The Breakup of the United Arab Republic
161
Conclusion
179
Notes
185
Bibliography
221
Index
229
About the Book
235
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