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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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.

As is the mjbarak with any work of this scope, there are problematic aspects. Yale University Press, Chapter Four, on economic trends, documents the growth of economic inequality since Sadat’s “Opening” of the s, the growth of the gap between beneficiaries of the Opening and the bulk of the population, and the resultant lack of legitimacy of the free-market capitalism in the eyes of many Egyptians. Book titles OR Journal titles.

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Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated by Tarek Osman

Youssef rated it really liked it Sep 18, Laura marked it as to-read Aug 08, Would love to read more about those years. 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 Return to Book Page.


Jenazepol marked it as to-read Jul 13, Trivia About Egypt on the Brin Egypt on the Brink: 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.

The book’s central theme is brjnk 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 decline.

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. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth brik or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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View freely available titles: Pelayogem11 is currently reading it Jan 30, Emily Kaib rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Hany marked it as to-read Apr 10, Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The generalization that Nasser “failed to convert his revolution into a state” p.


Gergana Georgieva marked it as to-read Sep 28, 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.

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It is hard to imagine a timelier book than Egypt on the Brink. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sarah Giordano rated it liked it Jun 08, While acknowledging the economic inequality of the pre period and the political despotism of the Nasser years, these chapters are a nostalgic brinj 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.