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Author Springborg, Robert.

Title Family, Power, and Politics in Egypt : Sayed Bey Mare--His Clan, Clients, and Cohorts / Robert Springborg
Published Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
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Summary This political anthropology is the first to explicitly utilize the family as a basic conceptual tool in understanding a Middle Eastern political system. Springborg scrutinizes the familial, social, and political context of Marei's career, and discusses how the rural nobility of the late nineteenth century has used regional, family, patron-client, and small-group loyalties to maintain its power under Nasser and Sadat
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Dec. 09, 2016)
Subject Marei, Sayed -- Family.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Egypt.
Families -- Political aspects -- Egypt.
Statesmen -- Egypt -- Biography.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1952-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1512807540 (electronic bk.)
9781512807547 (electronic bk.)