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Copts at the CrossroadsThe Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt$
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Mariz Tadros

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165917

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.001.0001

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The Copts of Egypt

The Copts of Egypt

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(p.23) 1 The Copts of Egypt
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Copts at the Crossroads
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Mariz Tadros

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.003.0002

This chapter looks at who the Copts are, first by taking the reader through a brief history from the Arab conquests to the January 25 Revolution. It discusses changing perceptions of identity and positioning within society. It also addresses the issue of demographics and the use of the term ‘minority’.

Keywords:   History, Identity, Demographics, Society, Minority

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