Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930 1945

Redefining the Egyptian Nation The emergence of nationalism in the l s and l s served to redefine Egyptian identity The authors demonstrate how the growth of an urban middle class combined with economic and political failures

  • Title: Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930 1945
  • Author: Israel Gershoni James P. Jankowski
  • ISBN: 9780521475358
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The emergence of nationalism in the l930s and l940s served to redefine Egyptian identity The authors demonstrate how the growth of an urban middle class, combined with economic and political failures in the l930s, eroded the earlier territorial and isolationist order Similarly, the momentum of Arabism abroad and the impact of events in Palestine, necessitated Egyptian reThe emergence of nationalism in the l930s and l940s served to redefine Egyptian identity The authors demonstrate how the growth of an urban middle class, combined with economic and political failures in the l930s, eroded the earlier territorial and isolationist order Similarly, the momentum of Arabism abroad and the impact of events in Palestine, necessitated Egyptian regional involvement Egypt s present position as a major player in Arab and Muslim affairs has its roots in the events of this period.

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    1. In Redefining the Egyptian Nation, Israel Gershoni and James Jankowski argue that, beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the mid-1940s, a transition occurred within public and political discourse about the nature of Egyptian nationalism. Driven by a new urbanized and educated class that the authors refer to as the “new effendiyya”, the orientation of Egyptian nationalism shifted from the territorial base of the 1920s, wherein “Egypt” was defined as a land with historical continui [...]

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