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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Definitely needs to be updates, since it ends in the closing months of the Revolution and doesn’t look much at Morsi or Sisi.
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 socialism to Western-friendly-but-corruption-rife capitalism.
SuperSimpleDriver marked it as to-read Jul 29, Caeli Kean added it Jun 04, 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.
This new edition takes events up fdom summerlooking at how Egypt has become increasingly divided under its new Islamist government.
New Haven, CT and London: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No trivia or quizzes yet. Book titles OR Journal titles. Laura marked it as to-read Aug 08, Nathan Crudden marked it as to-read Feb 01, 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.
The lengthy chapter on the Islamist movement does not Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Books by Tarek Osman.
Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated by Tarek Osman
Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Candace marked it as to-read Sep 23, 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.
The book’s central theme is a gloomy one; that in various areas of life — internal political life, international standing, economic equity and wellbeing, social integration and harmony — the recent history of Egypt is one of mubarxk and decline.
Vikki added it Dec 19, The work’s conclusion offers some speculation regarding the probable course of Egypt after Mubarak.
By providing a biography of each of these dictators, Osman traces Egypt’s path bink Arab nationalism to the seemingly mutually exclusive counterpart Islamismfrom predominantly Te 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 thw like Mohammed Morsi.
Return to Book Page. 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. Chapter Seven, “Young Egyptians,” once again emphasizes alienation, here of younger Egyptians from the society of their elders, and deals with their recent efforts to create alternative spaces maintained primarily [End Page ] through the media.
While acknowledging the economic inequality of the pre period and the political despotism of the Nasser years, these chapters are a nostalgic lament both for the relative political freedom and cultural vibrancy of the liberal era of the parliamentary monarchy, and for Egypt’s heroic age under Nasser when a sweeping reconstruction of internal life was attempted and when Egypt became the leader of Arab nationalism. brimk
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Written as a guide for the general public, the author defines the work as “a multi-disciplinary attempt to tell the story of the Egyptians, a people, and how they — and their society — have changed” over the past half-century p.
Contact Contact Us Help. Hany marked it as to-read Apr 10, If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Angela added it Aug 05, Although noting some of the positive social features in the recent growth in Muslim 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.
One of the more insightful parts of this book is its history of the Muslim Brotherhood as a transnational, democratic Islamic movement and its provision of healthcare, education, and humanitarian services at a time when were suffering en masse from poor governance.
Open Preview See a Problem? Sarah rated it really liked it Dec 08, It is hard to imagine a timelier book than Egypt on the Brink. Patrick George rated it it was amazing Jul 29, In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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