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Author Hasan, S. S.

Title Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt : the Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2003
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Contents Contents; Glossary; Introduction; PART I: THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; PART II: THE SUNDAY SCHOOL MOVEMENT; PART III: THE CHURCH AS POLITICAL SPOKESMAN; PART IV: THE CHURCH AS SOCIOECONOMIC ENTREPRENEUR; PART V: THE CHURCH AS CULTURAL AGENT; PART VI: THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY; PART VII: THREE QUESTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY; Conclusion: Toward a New Basis for National Equality?; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary The Copts of Egypt are the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. In recent years they have often figured in the news as victims of bloody attacks by Islamic militants. Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt is the first study of Christian identity politics in contemporary Egypt. S.S. Hasan begins by looking at how the Coptic generation of the 1940s and 1950s remembered, recovered, and imagined the ancient history of Christianity in Egypt in order to weld the Copts into a unified nation, resistant to the growing encroachments of Islam. She argues that this interpretation of history
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Subject Coptic Church -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Egypt -- Church history -- 20th century.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1970-1981.
Genre/Form Church history.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195350103 (electronic bk.)
9780195350104 (electronic bk.)