An examination of the extent to which Nasser's 1952 coup d'etat brought about significant changes in the basic social, political and cultural structures of Egypt.
Table of Contents
Egypt's political experience - the 1952 revolution as an expression of the historical heritage, P.J. Vatikiotis; the continuity of the Egyptian state and the ambiguity of the revolution, Gabriel Ben-Dor; Islam and the state - pragmatism and growing commitment, Michael Winter; reflections on the extent of Egypt's revolution - socioeconomic indicators, John Waterbury; from laissez faire to soft revolution - birth rates, saving patterns and economic strength, Gad G. Gilbar; agricultural cooperatives - continuity and change in rural Egypt, James B. Mayfield; foreign capital, foreign communities and the Egyptian revolution of 1952, Robert L. Tignor; Copts and other minorities in the development of the Egyptian nation-state, Thomas Philipp; the seeming duality - patterns of interpersonal relations in a changing environment, Rivka Yadlin; continuity and innovation in Egyptian Islam - the Ulama vis-a-vis the militants, Hava Lazarus-Yafeh; from Banna to Qutb and Qutbism - the radicalization of the fundamentalist thought under three regimes, Olivier Carre; liberalism - from monarchy to post-revolution, Shimon Shamir; an intellectual source for the revolution - Tawfiq al-Hakim's influence on Nasser and his generation, Israel Gershoni; Egyptian intellectuals and the revolution - the case of 'Abd al-Rahman al-Rafi'i, Jack A. Crabbs, Jr; journalists and the press - the vicissitudes of licensed pluralism, Ami Ayalon; a revolution prefigured - foreign policy orientations in the postwar years, Eran Lerman; the Sudan's path to independence - continuity and change in Egypt's policy toward the Sudan, Garbiel Warburg; Egypt and the Palestine question before and after the revolution, Itamar Rabinovich.
Shimon Shamir (Author)