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Arslān, Shakīb
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Shakīb Arslān (1869–1946), an important Islamic nationalist, was a descendant of a prominent Druze landowning family of Mount Lebanon. He established himself as an outstanding anti-colonial pamphleteer in Europe between the wars and was among the most appealing and controversial figures of his time. His life and career encompass the formative period of today’s Middle East, a time of intellectual effervescence and political transition stretching from the last decades of the Ottoman Empire to the aftermath of World War II.

Born in Shuwayfāt (the Shūf), Arslān attended a varie…

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Picaudou, Nadine, “Arslān, Shakīb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0252>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004161641, 2007, 2007-3

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