The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism

The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism

Syria's military and then its government became the preserve of members of another formerly isolated rural sectarian minority, which had played no major role in the Great Revolt. The national narrative that privileged Damascus and the ...

Author: Michael Provence

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774322

Category: History

Page: 226

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A historical study of the 1925 revolt against French rule in Syria, and how it established a new popular nationalism that helped shape the Middle East. The Great Syrian Revolt of 1925 was the first mass movement against colonial rule in the Middle East. Mobilizing peasants, workers, and army veterans, it was also the region’s largest and longest-lasting anti-colonial insurgency during the inter-war period. Though the revolt failed to liberate Syria from French occupation, it provided a model of popular nationalism and resistance that remains potent in the Middle East today. Each subsequent Arab uprising against foreign rule has repeated the language and tactics of the Great Syrian Revolt. In this work, Michael Provence uses newly released secret colonial intelligence sources, neglected memoirs, and popular memory to tell the story of the revolt from the perspective of its participants. He shows how Ottoman-subsidized military education created a generation of leaders who rebelled against both the French Mandate rulers of Syria and the Syrian elite who helped the colonial regime. This new popular nationalism was unprecedented in the Arab world. Provence shows compellingly that the Great Syrian Revolt was a formative event in shaping the modern Middle East.
Categories: History

The Great Uprising in India 1857 58

The Great Uprising in India  1857 58

in 1857, capable of suddenly transforming themselves into an independent fighting force strong enough to overthrow their employers. the Great Uprising of 1857–58 is known by several other names – the (indian) mutiny is the most common, ...

Author: Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843833048

Category: History

Page: 260

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The events of the 1857-8 uprising in India as seen through the eyes of British and Indian eye-witnesses, giving a vivid picture of life in the midst of what one called 'the wind of madness.'
Categories: History

The Great Uprising

The Great Uprising

necessary to understand the causes and consequences of Baltimore's Holy Week Uprising of 1968. Building on our investigation of the revolts in Cambridge, Maryland, Part II of the Great Uprising will explore Baltimore's 1968 revolt.

Author: Peter B. Levy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108395199

Category: History

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Between 1963 and 1972 America experienced over 750 urban revolts. Considered collectively, they comprise what Peter Levy terms a 'Great Uprising'. Levy examines these uprisings over the arc of the entire decade, in various cities across America. He challenges both conservative and liberal interpretations, emphasizing that these riots must be placed within historical context to be properly understood. By focusing on three specific cities as case studies - Cambridge and Baltimore, Maryland, and York, Pennsylvania - Levy demonstrates the impact which these uprisings had on millions of ordinary Americans. He shows how conservatives profited politically by constructing a misleading narrative of their causes, and also suggests that the riots did not represent a sharp break or rupture from the civil rights movement. Finally, Levy presents a cautionary tale by challenging us to consider if the conditions that produced this 'Great Uprising' are still predominant in American culture today.
Categories: History

For the Freedom of Zion

For the Freedom of Zion

Based on a comprehensive study of all the evidence and new statistical data, Guy Rogers argues that the Jewish rebels fought for their religious and political freedom and lost due to military mistakes.

Author: Guy MacLean Rogers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300262568

Category: History

Page: 691

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A definitive account of the great revolt of Jews against Rome and the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple “A lucid yet terrifying account of the 'Jewish War'—the uprising of the Jews in 66 CE, and the Roman empire’s savage response, in a story that stretches from Rome to Jerusalem.”—John Ma, Columbia University This deeply researched and insightful book examines the causes, course, and historical significance of the Jews’ failed revolt against Rome from 66 to 74 CE, including the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. Based on a comprehensive study of all the evidence and new statistical data, Guy Rogers argues that the Jewish rebels fought for their religious and political freedom and lost due to military mistakes. Rogers contends that while the Romans won the war, they lost the peace. When the Romans destroyed the Jerusalem Temple, they thought that they had defeated the God of Israel and eliminated Jews as a strategic threat to their rule. Instead, they ensured the Jews’ ultimate victory. After their defeat Jews turned to the written words of their God, and following those words led the Jews to recover their freedom in the promised land. The war's tragic outcome still shapes the worldview of billions of people today.
Categories: History

1381

1381

Juliet Barker provides an account of the first great popular uprising in England and a fascinating study of medieval life in English towns and countryside.

Author: Juliet Barker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674368149

Category: History

Page: 544

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Juliet Barker provides an account of the first great popular uprising in England and a fascinating study of medieval life in English towns and countryside. She tells how and why an unlikely group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England united in armed rebellion against church and state to demand a radical political agenda.
Categories: History

The Second Jewish Revolt

The Second Jewish Revolt

It would perhaps be possible to include among the causes for the Great Revoltantecedent conditions that—in the period before and during the beginning of the Great Revolt—were regarded by the rebels as realistic considerations.

Author: Menahem Mor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004314634

Category: Religion

Page: 618

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In The Second Jewish Revolt: The Bar Kokhba War, 132-136 C.E., Menahem Mor offers a detailed account on the Bar Kokhba Revolt in an attempt to understand the second revolt against the Romans.
Categories: Religion

The Great Uprising of H

The Great Uprising of H

The Great Uprising of H, was written everywhere and anywhere and the rich world in which we live fueled the experience. “I have always had an over imaginative imagination and often got told to settle down and be realistic.

Author: Cat Rippon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244209803

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Two paradigms one being earth and the other...well let's just call it H. I live in two worlds that run parallel to each other or I did but now I am stuck in the ancient paradigm of earth and try to redeem the errors that wronged the leader of H. This is the beginning, there may be a middle but most definitely no end as onward I go in secrecy for I m not the only soul who roams this Land. And so I begin as the sun on earth drops into oblivion and the moon ascends I am reminded of the differences that are apparent and the journey that took me forward to my disgrace.
Categories: Fiction

The Sepoy Mutiny and the Revolt of 1857

The Sepoy Mutiny and the Revolt of 1857

In order to complete the general review of the great revolt I have briefly discussed the causes of its failure. I have also added an account of the atrocities perpetrated on both sides during the outbreak. For while the massacre, ...

Author: Ramesh Chandra Majumdar

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5129289

Category: India

Page: 554

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Categories: India

England Arise

England  Arise

Even at this critical moment, contemporaries dismissed vast swaths of people as 'the commons'. Yet the records of the revolt provide a rare opportunity to tell the stories of those once reduced to an amorphous mass.

Author: Juliet Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1408703351

Category: Great Britain

Page: 528

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In the summer of 1381 England erupted in a violent popular uprising as unexpected as it was unprecedented. Even at this critical moment, contemporaries dismissed vast swaths of people as 'the commons'. Yet the records of the revolt provide a rare opportunity to tell the stories of those once reduced to an amorphous mass. England, Arise paints a picture of medieval life that illuminates a volatile England on the verge of extraordinary social changes. Sceptical of contemporary chroniclers' accounts, Juliet Barker draws on the judicial sources of the indictments and court proceedings that followed the rebellion to offer a new perspective on the so-called Peasants' Revolt. Looking afresh at the facts, England, Arise introduces us to the loyal rebels who believed they were acting in the king's best interests, and suggests that the boy-king Richard II sympathised with their grievances. Barker uncovers how and why a diverse and unlikely group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England - from the humblest serf forced to provide slave-labour for his master in the fields, to the prosperous country goodwife brewing, cooking and spinning her distaff, and the ambitious burgess expanding his business and his mental horizons - united in armed rebellion against Church and State to demand a radical political agenda. Had it been implemented, this agenda would have transformed English society and anticipated the French Revolution by four hundred years. Written with pace and verve, England, Arise is an important and fascinating reassessment of the revolt itself and an engrossing, original study of life in medieval England.
Categories: Great Britain