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Title: 'Abd Allah Nadim, journalist, man of letters, orator, and his contribution to the first Egyptian national movement : (a literary and historical study).
Author: Al-Hadidi, Ali.
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1959
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The Arabic literature or the Renaissance period has found, up to now, singularly little attention in the West; the same is true of the first Egyptian national movement. After 1889 'Urabi’s revolution was frequently described, in both Egypt and England, as a rebellion, and ' Abd Allah Nadtrn was neglected by the historians of Egypt as well as by the historians of Arabic literature. The present work is intended to be a presentation of them in their proper light. The first chapter of this present thesis gives a picture of Nadim's early days, as a schoolboy and civil servant, boon companion or the rich, itinerant man of letters and disciple of Jamäl al-Din al-Afghani; it also describes his literary, social and political background. It deals with the general trend of the Arabia literature of that time with its preference for Badi' style, and shows the desolate plight and economic disaster of Egypt under Isma'il’s rule and the foreign interference it brought. about. It pays special attention to the social aspect of the situation with the glaring contrast between the masses of the population living in conditions of dire poverty, and the wealthy few, mostly of Turkish origin, who were the masters or the country.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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