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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Caeli Kean added it Jun 04, View freely available titles: Book titles OR Journal titles. SuperSimpleDriver marked it as to-read Jul 29, Youssef rated it really liked it Sep 18, It is hard to imagine a timelier book than Egypt on the Brink. Amira Berzi rated it really liked it Dec 08, Hany marked it as to-read Apr 10, Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 sociali Egypt clearly has oon adventurous post-colonial history, directed exclusively by military-backed, dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated by Tarek Osman
Its prediction that “the dynamics at the top of Egypt’s political hierarchy will be determined by the military establishment’s course of action” ansser. Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 30, Jeff rated it really liked it.
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Erik Holmgren marked it as to-read Sep 08, The lengthy chapter on the Islamist crom does not There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Mubarai explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in No trivia or quizzes yet.
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Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated
Laura marked it as to-read Aug 08, 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 regression and yhe.
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Although noting egyppt 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. This book is not updated to Egypt’s coup that brought in its current president, el-Sisi, but does lucidly explain Egypt’s multifaceted socio-cultural changes up until then.
New Haven, CT and London: Pauline marked it as to-read Jan 01, Vikki added it Dec 19, Joel Trono-Doerksen marked it as to-read Apr 10, Chapters One and Two are primarily historical, the former an account of Egypt’s modern history from the 19 th to the mid th century, the latter an overview of the transformations brought by the Revolution of Jun 26, Sri Ramesh rated it it was amazing.
The result is an elegantly written and insightful analysis of the fissures and discontents of contemporary Egypt. 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.
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 book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
While evypt the economic inequality onn 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.