Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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Yale University Press, Feb 25, 2014 - History - 340 pages
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During the 1930s and 1940s, a unique and lasting political alliance was forged among Third Reich leaders, Arab nationalists, and Muslim religious authorities. From this relationship sprang a series of dramatic events that, despite their profound impact on the course of World War II, remained  secret until now. In this groundbreaking book, esteemed Middle East scholars Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz uncover for the first time the complete story of this dangerous alliance and explore its continuing impact on Arab politics in the twenty-first century.div /DIVdivRubin and Schwanitz reveal, for example, the full scope of Palestinian leader Amin al-Husaini’s support of Hitler’s genocidal plans against European and Middle Eastern Jews. In addition, they expose the extent of Germany’s long-term promotion of Islamism and jihad. Drawing on unprecedented research in European, American, and Middle East archives, many recently opened and never before written about, the authors offer new insight on the intertwined development of Nazism and Islamism and its impact on the modern Middle East./DIV
  

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I suspect this is the most thoroughly-researched and documented story of the history of the close collaboration between the Islamists and the Nazis from the 1930's on. It seems many of the ideas that ... Read full review

Contents

A Christian Imperial Strategy of Islamic Revolution
11
A Jihad Made in Germany
32
An Islamism Sheltered in Berlin
60
AlHusainis Revolt
87
The NaziArabIslamist Alliance Prepares for Battle
109
11
209
87
224
How the Axis Legacy Shapes Todays Middle East
233
Notes
255
10
294
Index
325
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DIVBarry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center of the Interdisciplinary Center, Israel. He is the author of many books and publishes frequently on Middle East topics. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.  Middle East historian Wolfgang G. Schwanitz is visiting professor at the Global Research in International Affairs Center of the Interdisciplinary Center, Israel, and an associate fellow at the Middle East Forum of Pennsylvania. He lives in New Jersey.
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