Religious Strife in Egypt (RLE Egypt)

Crisis and Ideological Conflict in the Seventies

By Nadia Ramsis Farah

© 2013 – Routledge

148 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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