Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930-1945

Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930-1945

by Israel Gershoni, James P. Jankowski, I. Gershoni
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521475358
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Middle East Studies Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
1The roots of supra-Egyptian nationalism in modern Egypt1
Pt. IThe intellectual formulation and social dissemination of new supra-Egyptian orientations and ideologies
2"Now is the turn of the East": Egyptian Easternism in the 1930s35
3"The return of Islam": the new Islamic mood in Egypt54
4Egyptian Islamic nationalism79
5Integral Egyptian nationalism97
6Egyptian Arab nationalism117
Pt. IISupra-Egyptianism in Egyptian politics
7Egypt, Arab alliance, and Islamic Caliphate, 1930-1939145
8Palestine, public opinion, and Egyptian policy, 1936-1939167
9The road to the Arab League, 1939-1945192
10Conclusion: from Egyptian territorial to supra-Egyptian nationalism212
Notes220
Select bibliography264
Index273

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