Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egypt: Contesting the Nation

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - History - 288 pages
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This book deals with the relationship between historical scholarship and politics in twentieth century Egypt. It examines the changing roles of the academic historian, the university system, the state and non-academic scholarship and the tension between them in contesting the modern history of Egypt. In a detailed discussion of the literature, the study analyzes the political nature of competing interpretations and uses the examples of Copts and resident foreigners to demonstrate the dissonant challenges to the national discourse that testify to its limitations, deficiencies and silences.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Historians and the national discourse
9
National dissonance
145
Conclusion
196
Notes
199
Bibliography
246
Index
265
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Anthony Gorman has taught at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and, most recently, the American University in Cairo. He is currently working on aspects of the Greek presence in modern Egypt.

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