Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Historical Bibliography: Arab Nationalism and the Modern Middle East

Intro/Methodology  •   Bronze Age Collapse-Roman Period    Byzantine Empire and the Rise of Islam and Caliphate Rule    Crusades, Medieval European Jewish History, and Sephardic Jewish History    Ottoman Empire  •   Early Modern and Modern European Jewish History    World War I, French Involvement, and the British Mandate in Palestine  •  Holocaust History  •  History of Zionism  •  Post-1948  •  Middle Eastern and North African Jewish History

Arab Nationalism and the Modern Middle East

A History of the Modern Middle East by William Cleveland

Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair by Adeed Dawisha

From Ottomanism to Arabism: Essays on the Origins of Arab Nationalism by C. Ernest Dawn

Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958 by D. K. Fieldhouse

Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire by James L. Gelvin

The Modern Middle East: A History by James L. Gelvin

Castles Made of Sand: A Century of Anglo-American Espionage and Intervention in the Middle East by Andre Gerolymatos

Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East edited by Israel Gershoni

A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword by Albert Hourani

Arabs and Young Turks: Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1918 by Hasan Kayali

The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood by Rashid Khalidi

The Origins of Arab Nationalism edited by Rashid Khalidi

Syria and the French Mandate: The Politics of Arab Nationalism, 1920-1945 (Princeton Studies on the Near East) by Philip Shukry Khoury

The Origins of Palestinian Nationalism (Institute for Palestine Studies Series) by Muhammad Muslih

Arabism Islamism and the Palestine Question: A Political History by Basheer M. Nafi

State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East by Roger Owen

The Middle East in the World Economy, 1800-1914 by Roger Owen

The Emergence of the Palestinian-Arab National Movement, 1918-1929 by Yehoshua Porath

The Palestinian Arab National Movement, 1929-1939: From Riots to Rebellion (Vol 2) by Yehoshua Porath

The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism (CMES Modern Middle East Series) by Michael Provence

Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993 by Yezid Sayigh

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Is the Syrian People's Revolt Coming to an End?

Who would have thought that ammunition shortage and not body counts would determine the end of a revolution? Personally, I do not know enough to sufficiently determine if the Free Syrian Army Fighters are in the right.  I can say that I have extreme admiration for individuals who are brave enough to defy a government so much stronger than them.  I admire anyone who is willing to sacrifice his or her life for ideals, even if I do not hold those same beliefs.  

It seems unfortunate that the group is not receiving any international assistance.  The United States is always looked to in these sort of matters, especially when we were already at odds with the current government.  I think the general consensus is that we should lay low for a while.  We need some time to regain international credibility and lose the red, white, and blue bully costume.  Yet, it seems a contradiction that we posited ourselves in the affairs of a country where our presence was never petitioned, but deny assistance to in a region where it is desired.