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Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Arthur Goldschmidt and Amy J. Johnson


This book 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 chapters show that Egypt's real revolutions were long-term processes em ... More

Keywords: constitutional monarch era, Egypt, 1952 revolutionaries, July coup, nation-state formation, social transformation, Egyptian society, domestic political issues, foreign policy, class, popular media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9789774249006
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Goldschmidt, editor

Amy J. Johnson, editor

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Part I Reassessing Polity and Diplomacy

1 The Generation of 1919

James Whidden

4 Financial Cerberus?

Malak Badrawi

Part II Reconstructing Society, Recasting History

Part III Social Action, Social Discourse

9 Empowering Women, Engendering Change

Amy J. Johnson, and Scott David Mcintosh

Part IV Engendering a Modern Nation

Part V Art, Cinema, Literature and Historiographical Memory

18 Conclusion

Roger Owen