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A history of Egyptian communism : Jews and their compatriots in quest of revolution

Author: Rami Ginat
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011.
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Rami Ginat offers an entirely new reading of the evolution of communism in Egypt, including the central role of Egyptian Jews in both its development and its impact on Egypt and the wider Middle East. Drawing deeply on previously inaccessible original sources, Ginat traces a story of intrigue and ideology from the late 1910s to the early 1950s. Many of his findings directly challenge the prevailing scholarship on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rami Ginat
ISBN: 9781588267597 1588267598
OCLC Number: 667822901
Description: x, 431 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Early socialist thought in Egypt ---
The emergence of organized communism ---
The formation of the Egyptian Communist Party ---
In the shadow of the Rosenthal Affair ---
labyrinth of intrigues and betrayals ---The quest for a comintern patronage ---
The rise of "homemade" Egyptian communism ---
The new communist organizations ---
Ephemeral unity ---
The national question and the case of Sudan ---
The thorny issue of Palestine ---
Revolutionary ideas and their impact ---
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Rami Ginat.

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Rami Ginat offers an entirely new reading of the evolution of communism in Egypt, including the central role of Egyptian Jews in both its development and its impact on Egypt and the wider Middle East.

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