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Gatekeepers of the Arab past historians and history writing in twentieth century Egypt

Author: Yoav Di-Capua
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, Gatekeepers of the Past examines a system of knowledge that replaced the intellectual and methodological conventions of Islamic historiography only at the very end of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Gatekeepers of the Arab Past : Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yoav Di-Capua
ISBN: 9780520257320 0520257324 9781282359949 1282359940
OCLC Number: 838260315
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-370) and index.
Description: Online-Ressource (xv, 389 p.) ill
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Historicizing Ottoman Egypt: 1890-1906 2. Talking History: 1906-1920 3. The House of Records: The 1920s 4. Competing for History: 1930-1952 5. Ghurbal's School: 1930-1952 6. Partisan Historiography: The 1940s and Beyond 7. Demonstrating History: The 1950s 8. Controlling History: The 1960s 9. Authoritarian Pluralism: 1970-2000 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Yoav Di-Capua.

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A study that illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. Covering more than one hundred years of mostly  Read more...

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"The book is extremely ambitious, and the reader will immediately appreciate ... Di-Capua's efforts in undertaking such a monumental task." American Historical Review

 
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