The centenary of the Great Arab Revolt in Jordan

Author/s Carlo Volpi
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/106
Language Italian Pages 18 P. 135-152 File size 160 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2019-106008
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The article discusses, within the context of the centenary of the First World War, the events organised in Jordan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt of 1916. The various popularising works of history which were assembled by the National Commission for the Celebrations are described, with particular attention paid to the narrative of the Revolt and to the description of its chief protagonists. The narrative elaborated by the Commission is compared to that found in certain works by Arab and Western historians, from which a differing degree of attention to sources in Arabic emerges. Finally, the article discusses popularising works on the Revolt produced in the Arab and Western world, such as films, exhibitions and school text books.

Keywords: Great Arab Revolt, Jordan, WW1, Memory, Centenary

Carlo Volpi, Il centenario della Grande rivolta araba in Giordania in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 106/2019, pp 135-152, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2019-106008