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The embattled concept of ‘the Arab’ urgently requires investigation, analysis and rethinking. In this book the theme of the historical meaning of Arab identity is pursued in the hope of making a modest contribution towards strengthening viable, non-sectarian and democratic alternatives to Islamist fundamentalism in the Arab world.
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