About Jurji Zaidan

Introduction to Studies on Jurji Zaidan

Jurji Zaidan and the Foundations of Arab Nationalism

Foreword by the Zaidan Foundation | The Author and Translators | Preface by the Author |

Table of Contents

Jurji Zaidan’s Contributions to Modern Arab Thought and Literature

Contents and Preface

Studies on Jurji Zaidan

Jurji Zaidan was a prolific writer with contributions spanning a variety of fields. He was an Arab nationalist, novelist, journalist, historian, linguist, social and political commentator, and educator. The Zaidan Foundation is sponsoring the production of two related but distinct volumes reviewing various aspects of his works:

Jurji Zaidan and the Foundation of Arab Nationalism

By Thomas Philip Including a comprehensive Bibliography of Zaidan’s original and translated works as well as works about him.

With a Foreword by the Zaidan Foundation and a Preface by the Author.

The central theme of this book is to demonstrate how Jurji Zaidan’s secular analysis of history and language influenced the evolution of his Pan-Arab nationalist thought. It traces the manifold relationships between Zaidan’s thinking as a historian, linguist and his views on Arab nationalism. The seminal contribution of this work is that it is the first to anlayze Zaidan’s thought on history, language and nationalism as an integrated whole.

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Jurji Zaidan's Contributions to Modern Arab Thought and Literature

Edited by George C. Zaidan and Thomas Philipp

Includes twelve essays by noted scholars in leading western and Middle eastern Universities assessing Zaidan’s contributions as an Arab nationalist, historical novelist, journalist, historian, social and political reformer and educator.

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Opera on the Life of Jurji Zaidan
(in Arabic) attended by the
President of Egypt

Prelude with Speeches of Literary Figures


Jurji Zaidan and his Family

Centennial Celebrations
of Dar-al-Hilal