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Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egypt: Contesting the Nation - Routledge Islamic Studies Series (Hardback)
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Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egypt: Contesting the Nation - Routledge Islamic Studies Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 28/11/2002
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This book deals with the relationship between historical scholarship and politics in twentieth century Egypt. It examines the changing roles of the academic historian, the university system, the state and non-academic scholarship and the tension between them in contesting the modern history of Egypt. In a detailed discussion of the literature, the study analyzes the political nature of competing interpretations and uses the examples of Copts and resident foreigners to demonstrate the dissonant challenges to the national discourse that testify to its limitations, deficiencies and silences.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415297530
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Gorman has crafted a very impressive, well-researched, and detailed analysis of Egyptian historiography over the past two centuries...this is a superior contribution to historiography in general, and provides a serious understanding of Egyptian history itself."
-B. Harris Jr., CHOICE
"This is a rich work... well-informed and thoughtful.."
-Middle East Journal

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