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A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Roland Enmarch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All is one of the major works from the golden age of Egyptian literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1980–1630 bc). The poem provides one of the most searching ... More


Madams, Murders, and the Media: Akhbar al-Hawadith and the Emergence of a Mass Culture in 1920s Egypt1

Shaun T. Lopez

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter tells the story of the 1920 Alexandria serial murders, the “Raya and Sakina” murders, and argues that they played an important role in constructing the notion of an Egyptian national ... More


Introduction

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This volume maps out some of the most significant cultural battles in Egypt focusing specifically on the Mubarak era that has witnessed significant and often contradictory changes within the cultural ... More


Conclusion

Yoav Di Capua

in Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that Egypt's historiographical culture prescribed the writing of patriotic accounts of liberation and struggle that are extremely useful in ... More


Literature and Literalism The Al-Khubz al-Hafi Crisis Reconsidered

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

December 1998 found the author at the heart of a major crisis surrounding the teaching of the Moroccan writer Mohamed Choukri's controversial autobiographical text Al–Khubz al–hafi (For Bread Alone) ... More


Looking like a queen

Mary Hamer

in Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the earliest representations of Cleopatra and places them in the clash between Roman and Egyptian culture. It aims to create a new position that will avoid the point of view ... More


Creating an Object

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Egyptian religious culture, focusing on one aspect of this culture, namely the use of a modern public-school system to teach children about Islam and introduce them to God's ... More


Dialogue and Transition

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The invasion of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 BC inaugurated a thousand years of intimate contact between the Egyptian and Classical worlds, both physical and conceptual, which led ultimately ... More


The Fascist Threat as Seen in the Egyptian Daily Press

in Confronting Fascism in Egypt: Dictatorship versus Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763431
eISBN:
9780804772556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763431.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the influential role of Egyptian daily newspapers in the interwar era. The daily newspaper was the dominant agent in print culture, the most widely read source of information ... More


Egyptian Icons before Yuhanna al-Armani

Magdi Guirguis

in An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The revival in icon-painting that Egypt witnessed from the mid-seventeenth century and throughout the eighteenth is closely tied to the movement of restoring, conserving, and establishing churches ... More


Introduction

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book attempts to define, analyse, and evaluate the institutional and ideological systems that empowered and sustained one of the most successful civilizations of the ancient world for a period ... More


Affirmation of a Conceptual World

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Like all societies, the postulates on which Egyptian civilization was based required continual restatement and reassertion in order to retain their validity in the eyes of society. This chapter ... More


Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Alan B. Lloyd

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book attempts to define, analyse, and evaluate the institutional and ideological systems which empowered and sustained one of the most successful civilizations of the ancient world for a period ... More


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