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Fantasy of the Imam

Tarek El-Ariss

in Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the work of Rifa‘a al-Tahtawi (1801-1873), an Azhar ‘alim (religious scholar) turned translator, bureaucrat, and reformer of Egypt's educational system. Focusing on his ... More


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