Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt (Paperback)Yoav Di-Capua (author)
Paperback 406 Pages / Published: 28/08/2009
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This groundbreaking study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, "Gatekeepers of the Past" examines a system of knowledge that replaced the intellectual and methodological conventions of Islamic historiography only at the very end of the nineteenth century. Covering more than one hundred years of mostly unexamined historical literature in Arabic, Yoav Di-Capua explores Egyptian historical thought, examines the careers of numerous critical historians, and traces this tradition's uneasy relationship with colonial forms of knowledge as well as with the post-colonial state.
Publisher: University of California Press
Number of pages: 406
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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