Item description for Re-envisioning Egypt, 1919-1952 by Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr., Amy J. Johnson & Barak A. Salmoni...
Re-Envisioning Egypt, 1919 -1952 presents new and often dismissed aspects of the constitutional monarchy era in Egyptian history. It demonstrates that many of the domestic and regional sociopolitical and cultural changes credited to the 1952 revolutionaries actually began in the decades before the July coup. Arguing against the predominant view of the pre-revolutionary era in Egypt as one of creeping decay, the volume restores understandings of the 1919 - 1952 years as integral to modern nation-state formation and social transformation. The book's contributors show that Egypt's real revolutions were long-term processes emerging over several decades prior to 1952. The leaders of the 1952 coup capitalized on these developments, yet earlier changes in Egyptian society fundamentally facilitated their actions and policies. This volume includes revisionist discussion of domestic political issues and foreign policy; the military, education, social reform, and class; as well as popular media, art, and literature. By introducing new approaches to these under-appreciated categories of analysis through exploration of untapped sources and by re-examining the political context of the time, Re-Envisioning Egypt, 1919 - 1952 proposes innovative methodologies for understanding this crucial period in Egyptian history, casting these years as fundamental to the country's twentieth-century trajectory.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2005
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774249003 ISBN13 9789774249006
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More About Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr., Amy J. Johnson & Barak A. Salmoni
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is professor emeritus of Middle East history at Penn State University. He obtained a Ph.D. in history and Middle East studies from Harvard University and is the author of several books, including A Concise History of the Middle East and Modern Egypt: Foundation of a Nation-State. He is the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and of the Middle East Studies Association's mentoring award.