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Historicizing Ottoman Egypt: 1890–1906

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/9780520257320.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter argues that, beginning in 1890, a series of conceptual changes occurred in three central dimensions of reality: time, space, and subjectivity. These changes led to the gradual ... More


Egyptian Historiography, 1919–52

Arthur Goldschmidt

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/9789774249006.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the most prominent historians of the period and highlights the most dominant themes in scholarly coverage of 1919–52 Egyptian history, in English, French, and Arabic works. ... More


Introduction

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/9780520257320.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to answer the question: What is the history of modern Egyptian historiography? The main argument of this study is that the modern ... More


Competing for History: 1930–1952

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/9780520257320.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter is about historiographical competition. It discusses the emergence of a full-fledged historiographical field, the circumstances that created it, the forces that shaped it, and the ... More


Ghurbāl’s School: 1930–1952

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/9780520257320.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter addresses the following question: What makes Ghurbāl the doyen of Egyptian historiography? It presents two major arguments. First, the academic school of writing continued royal ... More


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

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. This comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern ... More


The ‘Ābdīn House of Records: The 1920s

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/9780520257320.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the Ābdīn archive and the true nature and scope of the project. The project lasted more than twenty-five years and involved a host of foreign archivists, philologists, and ... More


Demonstrating History: The 1950s

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/9780520257320.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The decade that followed the events of July 1952 critically altered the conventional assumptions of post-World War I Egyptian historiography. Subscribing to the idea that the task of historiography ... More


The Empire Writes Back: Josephan Rhetoric in Flavian Rome 1

John M. G. Barclay

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the Against Apion — the most overtly rhetorical of Josephus’ works — and demonstrates how Josephan rhetoric can fruitfully be explored by an analysis of the cultural codes it ... More


Controlling History: The 1960s

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/9780520257320.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter reappraises the historiographical process during the 1960s. It argues that a Marxist theory of history provided Arab socialism with a notion of historical change and with suggestions for ... 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


Talking History: 1906–1920

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/9780520257320.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter covers the era that stretches from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1919 nationalist revolution. This allegedly incoherent era, which was neither fully Ottoman nor entirely ... More


Twentieth-Century Egyptian Art: The Pioneers, 1920–521

Williams Caroline

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/9789774249006.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter integrates important topics into the mainstream of early twentieth-century Egyptian history. It gives a general overview of 1919–52 visual artistic expression, which depicts how painting ... More


Education and the Management of Populations

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/9780520209268.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter serves as a documentary supplement to Timothy Mitchell's description of the founding of European-style schools in Egypt, focusing on their use as centers of religious instruction and the ... More


The 1919 Revolution and Nationalist Constructions of the Lives and Works of Pioneering Women Writers

Mervat F. Hatem

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/9789774249006.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the biographical writing of Mayy Ziyada, whose writings on Malak Hifni Nasif and 'A'isha Taymur sought to remind a mobilized public of women's contributions to the nation. ... More


Authoritarian Pluralism: 1970–2000

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/9780520257320.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the multiple ways in which authoritarian pluralism shaped the historiographical marketplace. It argues that while authoritarian pluralism allowed previously marginalized groups ... More


The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Though Egypt was ruled by Turkish-speakers through most of the period from the ninth century until 1952, the impact of Turkish culture there remains under-studied. This book deals with the period ... 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


Writing Women Medical Practitioners into the History of Modern Egypt

Nancy Gallagher

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/9789774249006.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter makes an important contribution to Egyptian social history before and during the parliamentary era by exposing the important role of female health workers (hakimat) in modern Egypt. ... More


Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Annette Imhausen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC—and the earliest hints of writing and number notation—to the end of the pharaonic period in ... More


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