By Michael Ezekiel Gasper

The strength of Representation lines the emergence of contemporary Egyptian nationwide id from the mid-1870s during the 1910s. in this interval, a brand new type of Egyptian city intellectuals—teachers, attorneys, engineers, clerks, accountants, and journalists—came into prominence. Adapting glossy rules of person ethical autonomy and common citizenship, this workforce reconfigured religiously proficient notions of the self and created a countrywide feel of "Egyptian-ness" drawn from rules approximately Egypt's huge peasant inhabitants. The e-book breaks new flooring through calling into query the concept, universal in historiography of the fashionable center East and the Muslim global commonly, that during the 19th century "secular" aptitudes and components of competency have been in some way break away "religious" ones. in its place, through tying the burgeoning Islamic modernist flow to the method of identification formation and its attendant political questions Michael Gasper indicates how faith turned critical to trendy Egyptian political, social, and cultural life.

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