The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab Middle East

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Why do countries celebrate defining religious moments or significant events in their history, and how and why do their leaders select certain events for commemoration and not others? This book is the first systematic study of the role of celebrations and public holidays in the Arab Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the present. By tracing the history of the modern nation-state through successive generations, the book shows how Arab rulers have used public holidays as a means of establishing their legitimacy ...

The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab Middle East 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107684997

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The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab Middle East 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107001084

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