Conclusion: Deprovincializing the Eastern Mediterranean

ilham Khuri-Makdisi

in The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780520262010
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945463 | DOI:
Conclusion: Deprovincializing the Eastern Mediterranean

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This book has examined the formulation and dissemination of radical ideas in and between the cities of Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The account of radicalism in each of these Eastern Mediterranean cities is part of a much larger story. An innate connection existed between the brands of radical ideas and activities in these cities and the movies of various social and intellectual networks connecting them and establishing geography of contestation, or a special radical trajectory linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria. This web of networks helps explain the strong similarities between the brands of leftist thought, projects, and militant practices that arose. Radicalism was concurrently an indicator and a shaper of the foundational wave of globalization that was characterized first and foremost by extensive and unprecedented circulation and movement of people, commodities, capital, information, and ideas.

Keywords: dissemination; formulation; radicalism; geography; commodities

Chapter.  2849 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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