MES 322K • MODERN EGYPT: A HISTORY
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Over the past two centuries Egypt experienced four radically different forms of political community, economic organization and public culture as it swiftly moved from Ottomanism and household regime to Colonialism, Liberalism, Arab-Socialism and Authoritarian Capitalism. A fifth shift, Islamic Republicanism is pending. In each stage Egypt went through a complete reshuffling of the state structure and public culture. Each of these phases was experienced with great intellectual and emotional intensity.
Periodical quizzes; Participation 10% Two Written reports of two single spaced pages each 25% Midterm 25%; Final 40%
Egypt: A Short History; Arthur Goldschmidt, Re-envisioning Egypt; The Society of The Muslim Brothers in Egypt: The Rise of An Islamic Mass Movement, 1928-1942; Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age Additional information on textbooks for this class will be provided by the instructor.