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Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Arthur Goldschmidt and Amy J. Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents new and often dismissed aspects of the constitutional monarchy era in Egyptian history. It demonstrates that many of the domestic and regional sociopolitical and cultural changes ... More


Mansur Effendi

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Edward William Lane has his own inspiration as a reason for coming into Egypt. The zealous attachment to the study of oriental literature and particular desire to render familiarity with the Arabs' ... More


The Egyptian Monarchy

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter details the administrative functions, religious symbolisms, and other such historic intricacies of the Egyptian monarchy. At the pinnacle of Egyptian society sat the king. Below him were ... More


Agents of Informal Empire: French Expatriates and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in Egypt

David Todd

in A Velvet Empire: French Informal Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691171838
eISBN:
9780691205342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171838.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the rise of French imperial expatriation in Egypt and the economic implications of French cultural dominance in Egyptian society. It then turns to the transformation of the ... More


Nasser 56/Cairo 96: Reimaging Egypt's Lost Community

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the film Nasser 56, which seems to suggest a potent nostalgia for the nationalist project, noting that the film avoids Nasser's nationalization and import-substitution policies, ... More


The Land and its People

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter serves as a brief overview of Egyptian society. It describes the significance of the land, agriculture, and religion to the Egyptian way of life; and more importantly how Egypt as we ... More


Icon-painting in Eighteenth-century Egypt

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/9789774161520.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The eighteenth century witnessed a remarkable increase in the production of religious icons, so much so that most Egyptian churches and monasteries still house a considerable number of artworks ... More


Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Micaela Langellotti and D. W. Rathbone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This volume is the first to survey village institutions in Egypt during the first eight centuries AD, from the beginning of Roman rule to the early Arab period. Despite the many studies of society ... More


Genesis of a Society

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/9780199286188.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the prehistoric evolution of Egyptian society. It begins by summarizing current archaeological knowledge of Egyptian Prehistory. It then confronts these data with a ... 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


The Background

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/9789774161520.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Yuhanna al-Armani is an icon painter whose paintings still adorn a number of churches in Old Cairo. Yet, curiously enough, he is often credited with being behind a revival in Coptic religious art in ... More


Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769532
eISBN:
9780804777889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917–1979) offer a refreshing reassessment of Arab–Jewish relations in the Middle East. A member of the bourgeois Jewish community in Cairo, Kahanoff grew ... More


Negotiating Islamic Identity in Egypt through Bioethics: Contesting “the West” and Saudi Arabia

Thomas Eich and Björn Bentlage

in Bioethics Around the Globe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195386097
eISBN:
9780190267476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386097.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Egyptian bioethics, which functions as the place for Egyptians to freely negotiate their values and vision of Egyptian society. It identifies the key actors in the field of ... More


An Islam of Her Own: Narratives of Activism

Sherine Hafez

in An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women's Islamic Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773031
eISBN:
9780814790724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773031.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an ethnographic account of women's experiences with Islamic activism in Cairo. Through these women's accounts and the author's observations of activism at al-Hilal, an Islamic ... More


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