Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak

Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak

by Tarek Osman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300162758

ISBN-13: 9780300162752

Pub. Date: 01/11/2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

Famous until the 1950s for its religious pluralism and extraordinary cultural heritage, Egypt is now seen as an increasingly repressive and divided land, home of the Muslim Brotherhood and an opaque regime headed by the aging President Mubarak.

In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab

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Overview

Famous until the 1950s for its religious pluralism and extraordinary cultural heritage, Egypt is now seen as an increasingly repressive and divided land, home of the Muslim Brotherhood and an opaque regime headed by the aging President Mubarak.

In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in 1954. He examines Egypt's central role in the development of the two crucial movements of the period, Arab nationalism and radical Islam; the increasingly contentious relationship between Muslims and Christians; and perhaps most important of all, the rift between the cosmopolitan elite and the mass of the undereducated and underemployed population, more than half of whom are aged under thirty. This is an essential guide to one of the Middle East's most important but least understood states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300162752
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Acknowledgements viii

A note on transliteration x

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Egypt's World 14

Chapter 2 Nasser and Arab Nationalism 41

Chapter 3 The Islamists 77

Chapter 4 The Rise of Liberal Capitalism 115

Chapter 5 Egyptian Christians 144

Chapter 6 The Mubarak Years 164

Chapter 7 Young Egyptians 196

Conclusion 225

Notes 246

Bibliography 267

Index 275

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