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  • Toward a Conceptual History of Nafir Suriyya

    Jens Hanssen

    Chapter from the book: Al-Bustani, B. 2019. The Clarion of Syria: A Patriot’s Call against the Civil War of 1860.


    This chapter explores the shifting meanings of Arabic geographical referents and cultural concepts, including the title Nafir Suriyya itself. Butrus al-Bustani experimented with language in order to urge his compatriots to learn the right lessons from the past and adopt the right forms of sociability necessary to turn the page on the civil war. The chapter offers critical reflections of al-Bustani’s incorporation of new “race and civilization” language.

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    Al-Bustani, B. 2019. Toward a Conceptual History of Nafir Suriyya. In: Al-Bustani, B, The Clarion of Syria. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.67.e

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    Published on April 30, 2019