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Published: 29 January 1987

364 Pages

ISBN: 9780195040968

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Egypt, Islam, and the Arabs

The Search for Egyptian Nationhood, 1900-1930

Israel Gershoni and James P. Jankowski

Studies in Middle Eastern History

Throughout the 20th century, Egyptian nationalism has alternately revolved around three primary axes: a local Egyptian territorial nationalism, a sense of Arab ethnic-linguistic nationalism, and an identification with the wider Muslim community. This detailed study is the first to systematically examine Egyptian territorial nationalism as both ideology and praxis--from the ascendancy of an exclusively Egyptianist national orientation during World War I to the intellectual and political dimensions of the phenomenon as it flourished in the interwar years.