The Making of an Arab Nationalist
Ottomanism and Arabism in the Life and Thought of Sati' Al-Husri
William L. Cleveland


A loyal servant of the Ottoman Empire in his early career, Sati' al-Husri (1880-1968) became one of Arab nationalism's most articulate and influential spokesmen. His shift from Ottomanism, based on religion and the multi-national empire, to Arabism, defined by secular loyalties and the concept of an Arab nation, is the theme of William Cleveland's account of "the making of an Arab nationalist."

First published in 1972.