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"The People's Army"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the extent to which the Free Officers formed a political ethos that inclined them toward intervention in civilian politics during the conspiratorial stage. The Free Officers' ... More


The Rise of the Officers

Steven A. Cook

in The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199795260
eISBN:
9780190252564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795260.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter details events leading up to and after the Free Officers' coup of July 23, 1952. The Free Officers demonstrated an ideological opportunism both before and after the coup. This allowed ... More


Introduction

Jesse Ferris

in Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155142
eISBN:
9781400845231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155142.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter argues that the most significant aspect of Egypt's hegemonic aspirations was that they were disguised by, and at times confused with, the promotion of revolutionary ideals. ... More


"The Secret of the Nine"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the relations between the military junta and the officer corps that formed it. It first considers the role envisioned by the Free Officers for the army and for their own ... More


Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Joel Gordon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book explores the early years of military rule in Egypt following the Free Officers' coup d'etat of 1952. Enriched by interviews with actors in and observers of the events, the book shows how ... More


Rewriting the Revolution

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book examines the formative period of the Egyptian revolution that began on July 23, 1952, when the Free Officers, a group of army officers led by Muhammad Nagib and Gamal Abdel Nasser, staged a ... More


Setback and Revolt

Steven A. Cook

in The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199795260
eISBN:
9780190252564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795260.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter details how the Free Officers commanded Egypt's political arena through a combination of bribery, coercion, and normative appeals to support the revolution based on its ostensible ... More


"The Great Deception"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how the relations between the military junta and its allies, particularly communists and the Muslim Brotherhood, deteriorated. The Democratic Movement for National Liberation ... More


"Fondest Hopes of the West"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the Free Officers' relations with Britain and the United States, particularly in light of the Anglo-Egyptian negotiations regarding the withdrawal of British troops from the ... More


The Islamic Movement on the Eve of Sadat

Abdullah Al-Arian

in Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199931279
eISBN:
9780199373789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931279.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 explores the historical experiences of the Islamic movement and the student movement, respectively, setting the stage for the ensuing developments within these movements and their ... More


"A Country of Failure"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the background to the Free Officers' coup d'etat and the political bickering that followed by focusing on the parliamentary regime in its last years, between January 1950 and ... More


"Revolutionary Jurisprudence"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how the Free Officers laid the groundwork for their revolution. During the first six months in power, the officers gradually came to see themselves not only as the vanguard of ... More


"A Pragmatic March toward Democracy"?

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book has examined how the Free Officers were able to seize and consolidate power, topple the parliamentary regime, and put in place a new political order with them at the helm. It has shown that ... More


Conclusion “What Revolution?!”

Mériam N. Belli

in An Incurable Past: Nasser's Egypt Then and Now

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044040
eISBN:
9780813046235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044040.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The conclusion argues that the legacy of the Nasser years is ambivalent and contradictory. On the one hand, the Free Officers promised equality and social justice while, on the other, the political ... More


"A Revolutionary, Not a Politician"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the March crisis of 1954, which saw the Command Council of the Revolution (CCR) face off against the combined opposition of the old political parties, the Muslim Brotherhood, ... More


"Each of You Shall Be Gamal"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines Gamal Abdel Nasser' transformation from conspirator in the July revolution to public statesman. The revolution of the Free Officers began to take form in the third year of their ... More


Militarism and Its Discontents: March 1954

Hazem Kandil

in The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190239206
eISBN:
9780190239237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239206.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the March 1954 crisis that set Egypt on its authoritarian trajectory. It begins with a discussion of the coup of 1952, led by Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abd al-Nasser of the Free ... More


Revolutionary Justice: Special Courts and the Formation of Republican Egypt

Yoram Meital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600839
eISBN:
9780190633769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600839.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Revolutionary Justice narrates the power struggle between the Free Officers and their adversaries in the aftermath of Egypt’s July Revolution of 1952 by studying trials held at the Revolution’s Court ... More


The Copts and the Republican Regime (1952–2011)

Sebastian Elsässer

in The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The coup of the Free Officers in 1952 represented a political rupture of considerable importance, especially from the point of view of the Copts. The new political framework set by the Republican ... More


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