Spritual Father of the Ba'th -The Ideological and Political Significance of Zaki al-Arsuzi in Arab Nationalist Movements

Middle East Studies Series


by Hiroyuki Aoyama, Wafiq Khansa, and Maher al-Charif Translated and Revised by Mujab al-Imam and Malek Salman
March 2000
Chapter 1

A Biography of Zaki al-Arsuzi (406KB) / Written by Hiroyuki Aoyama / Revised by Malek Salman

1.1 Introduction
1.2 The Early Days
1.3 Early Political Activities
1.4 The League of National Action
1.5 The Alexandretta Dispute
1.6 The Formation of the Arab Ba'th Party
1.7 The Mouthpiece "Al-Ba'th"
1.8 Organization, Ideology and Activities of al-Arsuzi's Ba'th Party
1.9 The Merger with Mishil 'Aflaq's Nationalist Movement
1.10 After Retirement from Political Actions
Chapter 2

Zaki al-Arsuzi between the Philosophy of the Arab Tongue and the Philosophy of Arab Nationalism (455KB) / Written by Wafiq Khansa / Translated by Mujab al Imam

2.1 Introduction
2.2 The Factors which Triggered al-Arsuzi's Intuitive View of the Arab Tongue
2.3 Al-Arsuzi's Theory of the Arab Tongue
2.4 Al-Arsuzi's Theory of Arab Nationalism
2.5 Conclusion
Chapter 3

Zaki al-Arsuzi's Ideology of the Arab Ba'th (408KB) / Written by Hiroyuki Aoyama / Revised by Malek Salman

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Al-Arsuzi's Ideology of Ummah and Qawmiyah
3.3 Al-Arsuzi's Political Ideas in the Ideology of the Arab Ba'th
3.4 Conclusion
Chapter 4

Zaki al-Arsuzi and his Contributions to the Arab Nationalist Ideology (504KB) / Written by Maher al-Charif / Translated by Mujab al-Imam

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Background Considerations for the Rise of Nationalist Arab Thinking
4.3 Sati' al-Husari: The Pionner Theorist of Arab Nationalism
4.4 The Matuarity of the Nationalist Arab Ideology
4.5 Mishil 'Aflaq: A "Revolutionary" Tendency and a Vague Secularism
4.6 Antun Sa'adah's Seculalism and "Regionalist" View of the Nation
4.7 What Did al-Arsuzi Add to the Arab Nationalist Ideology?
4.8 Is There Still Any Relevanve Today for al-Arsuzi's Views?