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Cairo University and the making of modern Egypt

Author: Donald M Reid
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge Middle East library, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explains Cairo University's part in the national quest for independence from Britain, in the perennial tension between secular and religious world views, and in the push for a more egalitarian society.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Reid
ISBN: 0521894336 9780521894333
OCLC Number: 49549849
Description: xviii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Note on academic terminology and transliteration; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Private University, 1908-1919: 1. Antecedents; 2. Implementing the plan; 3. Challenges and adjustments; Part II. The University and the Liberal Ideal, 1919-1950: 4. The transition to a state university; 5. Rival imperialisms and Egyptianization; 6. Issues of equity: a university for whom?; 7. The university and politics, 1930-1950; 8. The issue of religion; Part III. In Nasser's Shadow, 1950-1967: 9. The end of the old regime; 10. Quality, quantity, and careers; 11. Mobilizing the university?; Part IV. The University since Nasser: 12. The open door and the Islamist challenge; Conclusion and prospect; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Middle East library, 23.
Responsibility: Donald Malcolm Reid.

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