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Book presentation by AIAS Fellow Laure Guirguis

AIAS Fellow Laure Guirguis is giving an online presentation at The Institute of Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim Worlds (IREMAM)

2020.11.17 | Kamilla Rosenberg

Date Tue 15 Dec
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Via Zoom

Book cover

The talk is streamed via Zoom. Join URL: 

https://univ-amu-fr.zoom.us/j/91302049914?pwd=b3RSb3h0L1VSVlZhN2hISjZjc29BUT09 to attend virtually. The presentation will be held in French.    

About the book

The new Edinburgh University Press book publication The Arab Lefts: Histories and Legacies, 1950s-1970s is edited by AIAS Fellow Laure Guirguis and offers new transnational and generational approaches in the study of the Arab Left. The volume moreover opens new avenues for research on the Cold War, the Sixties and national emancipation struggles. 

The book features an interdisciplinary team of 14 scholars who contribute to the three thematic parts of the volume that are compiled of case studies utilising a multitude of perspectives in political theory, history, literary studies and sociology.

The result of this compilation is an account of Left-wing revolutionaries that provides new insights into the history of the Middle East as well as contemporary radicalisation processes,  authoritarian rules and the resilience of democratic demands in the Arab world.

Further information

The Arab Lefts 1950s–1970s: Transnational Entanglements and Shifting Legacies edited by Laure Guiguis, Edinburgh University Press, 2020:


Laure Guiguis, AIAS Fellow

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