Hegel in the Arab World

Modernity, Colonialism, and Freedom

  • Lorella Ventura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lorella Ventura
    Pages 1-5
  3. Hegel, the East and the Question of “Modernity”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Lorella Ventura
      Pages 9-17
    3. Lorella Ventura
      Pages 19-25
    4. Lorella Ventura
      Pages 27-37
  4. The Influence of Hegel’s Thought in the Nineteenth Century

  5. The Contemporary Reception

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 153-160

About this book


Hegel's philosophy has been of fundamental importance for the development of contemporary thought and for the very representation of Western modernity. This book investigates Hegel’s influence in the Arab world, generally considered "other" and far from the West, focusing specifically on Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. Lorella Ventura discusses the reception of Hegelian thought and outlines a conceptual grid to help interpret the historical, cultural, and political events that have affected the Arab region in the last two centuries, and shed light on some aspects of its complex relationship with the western world.


Giuseppe Cantillo Syrian Protestant College Université Saint-Joseph Yusuf Salama Joseph Ma'alouf Ahmad al-Barqawi George Saddiqn Nadrah al-Yazaji

Authors and affiliations

  • Lorella Ventura
    • 1
  1. 1.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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