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Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Di-Capua, Yoav

Editore: University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520257324 / ISBN 13: 9780520257320
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Titolo: Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and...

Casa editrice: University of California Press

Legatura: Hardcover

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Riassunto: 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 nineteenth century. Covering more than one hundred years of mostly unexamined historucal literature in Arabic, Yoav Di-Capua explores Egyptian historical thought, examines the careers of numerous critical historians, and traces this tradition's uneasy relationship with colonial forms of knowledge as well as with the post-colonial state.

Dal risvolto interno: "An enormous contribution to the study of Egyptian history writing and historiography. Sure to become the basic manual for understanding the trajectory of modern Egyptian thinking."—Roger Owen, author of State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

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