|Patrick Seale survived by Yasmine Seale who sent this note few days ago|
|Written by Yasmine Seale|
|Saturday, 05 April 2014 21:06|
Patrick Seale, the famous British journalist and
writer, died of a brain tumour yesterday Saturday
April 12, 2014, In London. He is survived by his
two children from Rana Sabah Tawfic Kabbani,
Alexander and Yasmina.(more details in Nicolas Chahine new comment)
For fifty years Patrick Seale’s scholarship on Syria has been without equal. Here is a review
I wrote in 2004 of his first book The Struggle for Syria, 1965, new edition, 1986,
Patrick Seale’s “Struggle for Syria” should be one of the first books read by anyone interested in Syria or the Middle East. It is a crime that Yale UP has allowed it to go out of print. Seale was the first Middle East specialist to give us a comprehensive and extremely lively explanation of how the emerging Arab state system actually worked. What is more, he tied it deftly and imaginatively to the domestic politics of the region – something no one had done so well at the time, and few have come close to emulating since. It is as relevant today as it was in 1965.
Thank you for sharing this information about Author Patrick Seal
Note: Patrick Seale was born in Bludane. His father reverend Seal occupied the now destroyed and replaced building of the protestant mission on the road of Abusad.
Je viens de recevoir le message de "Yasmine Seale". je commence par ma réponse à l'ami qui me l'a envoyé suivi du texte très émouvant de Yasmine: Si tu renseignes "Patrick Seale" sur mlfcham, tu trouves 6 articles, le dernier: "Extracts from "Grim Prospects for the Middle East in 2013" - by Patrick Seale " publié le 3 janvier 2013:
Le 22/08/2012 j'ai publié l'intégralité du texte : "Patrick Seale: The Destruction of Syria "
Le plus ancien " Time for the Arabs to Act " est publié le 15 déc. 2009. Je vous laisse découvrir les 3 autres. Avec mes amitiés
Nicolas Chahine New Comment - 12 april 2014
Dr. Patrick Abram Seale, the famous British journalist and writer, died of a brain tumour today Friday April 11, 2014 In London. He is survived by his two children from Rana Sabah Tawfic Kabbani, Alexander and Yasmina. Patrick and Rana were separated. His father Morris was a protestant preacher who lived in Bludane. Until a few years ago his house was still on the right of the road to Abuzad. He researched and wrote extensively about Syria. He mentioned me in his book in President Hafiz Assad, along with a few others of his acquaintences as sources of information in the research of his books. His first book, The Struggle for Syria published in 1965 is now a classic, as are several of his other writings. I had the pleasure of dining with Dunia Jacques and Da’d Tarazi at their flat in Paris 3 years ago, before they moved permanently to London. Then we lost contact.
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