In their struggle for self-determination the newly independent countries of the Third World are reestablishing links with their precolonial pasts and determining their present identities and future possibilities. To demonstrate this, David Gordon brings together, interprets, and synthesizes the thought of contemporary Arab historiographers.
Originally published in 1971.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. vii
- Introduction, pg. 1
- One. The Quest for History, pg. 13
- Two. The Uses and Misuses of History, pg. 53
- Three. The "Copernican" Revolution, pg. 131
- History, Self-Determination, and Maturity, pg. 175
- Bibliography, pg. 193
- Index, pg. 207