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Eight manifestations of the Arab Renaissance: Arab Literature Arab Media: newspapers, publishing, radio, television.. Arab Language Arab Women Empowerment Arab Painting & Sculpture Arab Cinema o Egyptian banker hired people & sent them to Germany to train on filming equipment.  o Essentially Egyptian cinema.  Arab Music o 120 different kinds of Arabic music.    Arab Political Currents Arnold Toynbee: A study of history o Most important english historian. o He says you will not find more than 8000 years of proof of human civilization (ex. jars, houses…) o Birth of the whole planet occurred in Iraq. o Berbers = amazigh -> people in Africa. o First person to come to Canada from Lebanon came in 1856 (Antonious Bachaalani who arrived in North America) 1860-62: civil war in Syria & Lebanon. 1861-1965: civil war in USA. 1867: founding of Canada (British North America Act) 1867-1875: few Syro-Lebanese arrived in Canada. 1882 Canada opened door for immigrants from Syria & Lebanon, within a few years their numbers grew to a few hundred. o Lebanon = laban (white) named after the white mountains. Two streams of Arab Political trends: Islamic & modernist nationalism: (on midterm) Islamic Wahhabi or Salafi tradition. (1750) Muslim brotherhood. (1928) -> traditionalists, want to revive golden arab age.

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