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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


Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

David Sims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Egypt has placed its hopes on developing its vast and empty deserts as the ultimate solution to the country’s problems. New cities, new farms, new industrial zones, new tourism resorts, and new ... More


The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Lucie Ryzova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

In colonial-era Egypt, a new social category of “modern men” emerged, the efendiyya (sg. efendi). Working as bureaucrats, teachers, journalists, free professionals and public intellectuals, the ... More


Elite Treatment of Honour Crimes in Modern Egypt

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the elite treatment of honour crimes in modern Egypt. It focuses on the ways and mechanisms in which elite literature has departed or distanced itself from the traditions and ... More


Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Alex Dika Seggerman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653044
eISBN:
9781469653068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653044.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Analyzing the modernist art movement that arose in Cairo and Alexandria from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, Alex Dika Seggerman reveals how the visual arts were part of a multifaceted ... More


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