Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930-1945by Israel Gershoni, James P. Jankowski, I. Gershoni
Pub. Date: 11/28/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The emergence of nationalism in the l930s and l940s served to redefine Egyptian identity. The authors demonstrate how the growth of an urban middle class, combined with economic and political failures in the l930s, eroded the earlier territorial and isolationist order. Similarly, the momentum of Arabism abroad and the impact of events in Palestine, necessitated Egyptian regional involvement. Egypt's present position as a major player in Arab and Muslim affairs has its roots in the events of this period.
Table of Contents
1. The roots of supra-Egyptian nationalism in modern Egypt; Part I. The Intellectual Formulation and Social Dissemination of New Supra-Egyptian Orientations and Ideologies: 2. 'Now is the turn of the East': Egyptian Easternism in the 1930s; 3. 'The return of Islam': the new Islamic mood in Egypt; 4. Egyptian Islamic nationalism; 5. Integral Egyptian nationalism; 6. Egyptian Arab nationalism; Part II. Supra-Egyptianism in Egyptian Politics: 7. Egypt, Arab alliance, and Islamic Caliphate, 1936–1939; 8. Palestine, public opinion, and Egyptian policy, 1936–1939; 9. The road to the Arab League, 1939–1945; l0. Conclusion: from Egyptian territorial to supra-Egyptian nationalism.
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