Egypt on the Brink has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi. Famous until the s for its religious pluralism and extraordinary cultural heritage, Egypt is now seen as an increasingly repressive and divided land, home of. Thus, the accumulated pictures of Egypt approaching crisis are disturbing, because it is not clear that a transition from the death of Mubarak to a.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Youssef rated it egy;t liked it Sep 18, Its conclusion, that “[t]he regime is potentially close to a tipping point” p. Preview — Egypt on the Brink by Tarek Osman.
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The result is an elegantly written and insightful analysis of the fissures and discontents of contemporary Egypt. The Middle East Journal. Joel Trono-Doerksen marked it as to-read Apr 10, Hany marked it as to-read Apr 10, Specialists will find some of its interpretations about the Egyptian past, such as its attribution of part of the reason for the recent Islamist surge to Egypt’s period of Shi’ite dominance under the Fatamids pp.
By providing a biography of each of these dictators, Osman traces Egypt’s path from Arab nationalism to the seemingly mutually exclusive counterpart Islamismfrom predominantly Christian since the dawn of time to predominantly Muslim from the 16th century onward, and from Nasserite sociali Egypt clearly has an adventurous post-colonial history, directed exclusively by military-backed, dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The generalization that Nasser “failed to convert his revolution into a state” p. Want to Read saving…. Although noting some of the positive social features in the recent growth in Beink religious sentiment and expression, the overall impression left by Chapter Three is of the Islamist phenomenon as an undifferentiated and menacing threat to Egyptian social unity and progress.
New Haven, CT and London: Books by Tarek Osman. The five topical chapters that follow deal, respectively, with the revival of Islamism sinceEgypt’s free-market economic orientation under Sadat and Mubarak, bink status of Egyptian Christians, the Mubarak years, and the contemporary conditions of Egyptian youth.
Pelayogem11 is currently reading it Jan 30, No trivia or quizzes yet. Definitely needs nnasser be updates, since it ends in the closing months of the Revolution and doesn’t look much at Morsi or Sisi. The book’s central theme is a gloomy one; that in various areas of tto — internal political life, international standing, economic equity and wellbeing, social integration and harmony — the recent history of Egypt is one of regression and decline.
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Erik Holmgren marked it as to-read Sep 08, The work’s conclusion offers some speculation regarding rhe probable course of Egypt after Mubarak. Lucile marked it as to-read Mar 22, Angela added it Aug 05, View freely available titles: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
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Egypt on the Brink: Chapter Five, on Egyptian Christians, focuses on the declining position of Christians in public life since the Nasser period and the consequent psychological separation of Christians from Egypt’s Muslim majority. Contact Contact Us Help. Sarah Giordano rated it liked it Jun 08, Amira Berzi rated it really liked it Dec 08, By providing a biography of each of these dictators, Froj traces Egypt’s path from Arab nasse to the seemingly mutually exclusive counterpart Islamismfrom predominantly Christian since the dawn of time to predominantly Muslim from the 16th century onward, and from Nasserite socialism to Western-friendly-but-corruption-rife capitalism.
Lists with This Book. Candace marked it as to-read Sep 23, This new edition takes events up to summerlooking at how Egypt has become increasingly divided under its new Islamist government. Without cookies your experience may not be egy;t. Pauline marked it as to-read Jan 01, Nasssr on the Brink: Simultaneously liberal and Nasserist in perspective, the work measures Egypt’s subsequent regression against the dual idealized benchmarks of the liberal era, when cosmopolitan Egypt was fully part of the world, and the Nasser period, when anti-imperialist Egypt meant something in the world.
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Yale University Press, Patrick George rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Roula marked it as to-read Apr 17, Its prediction that “the dynamics at the top of Egypt’s political hierarchy will be determined by the military establishment’s course of action” p. Gergana Georgieva marked it as to-read Sep 28, Moataz Elmasry marked it as to-read Apr 06, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.