1st Edition

Religious Strife in Egypt (RLE Egypt) Crisis and Ideological Conflict in the Seventies

By Nadia Farah Copyright 1986
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    This critical analysis investigates the causes that brought about one of the most tumultuous periods in modern Egyptian history – the clashes between the Muslims and Copts during the 1970s. A unique retrospective, it features probing interviews with Egyptian intellectuals, writers, political and religious leaders, as well as common citizens from both the Muslim and Copt communities. Within a framework of economic, political and ideological factors, Nadia Ramsis Farah is able to synthesize a compelling portrait of a troubled national conscience in the face of religious strife.

    First published 1986.

    Acknowledgement.  Introduction.  1. Muslim-Coptic Interactions in the Seventies  2. Egyptian Perceptions of the Strife  3. Ethnicity in Development: The Transition Crisis  4. Strains of Economic Exhaustion and Ideological Polarization in Modern Egypt  5. The Dynamics of Transition and Conflict in the Seventies: The Role of the Religious Strife.  Conclusion.  Bibliography.


    Nadia Farah