Download or read book Acting Egyptian written by Carmen M. K. Gitre and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2019-12-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the turn of the twentieth century—during the “protectorate” period of British occupation in Egypt—theaters and other performance sites were vital for imagining, mirroring, debating, and shaping competing conceptions of modern Egyptian identity. A central figure in this diverse spectrum was the effendi, an emerging class of urban, male, anti-colonial professionals whose role would ultimately become dominant. Acting Egyptian argues that performance themes, spaces, actors, and audiences allowed pluralism to take center stage while simultaneously consolidating effendi voices. From the world premiere of Verdi’s Aida at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in 1869 to the theatrical rhetoric surrounding the revolution of 1919, which gave women an opportunity to link their visibility to the well-being of the nation, Acting Egyptian examines the ways in which elites and effendis, men and women, used newly built performance spaces to debate morality, politics, and the implications of modernity. Through scripts, playbills, ads, and numerous other sources, the book brings to life provocative debates and dissent that fostered a new image of national culture and echoed urban life in the struggle for independence.
Download or read book The Royal Navy List written by and published by . This book was released on 1883-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Early Egyptian Christianity written by C. Wilfred Griggs and published by Brill Archive. This book was released on 1990 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Egyptian Belly Dance in Transition written by Heather D. Ward and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-01-13 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Raqs sharqi, the Egyptian dance form also known as belly dance, has for generations captured imaginations around the globe. Yet its origins have been obscured by misinformation and conjecture, rooted in Orientalist attitudes about the Middle East--a widely accepted narrative suggests the dance was created in response to Western influences and desires. Drawing on an array of primary sources, the author traces the early development of raqs sharqi in the context of contemporary trends in Egyptian arts and entertainment. The dance is revealed to be a hybrid cultural expression, emerging with the formation of Egyptian national identity at the end of the 19th century, when Egypt was occupied by the British.
Download or read book Islam and the Culture of Modern Egypt written by Mohammad Salama and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Telling a new story of modern Egypt, Mohammad Salama uses textual and cinematic sources to construct a clear and accessible narrative of the dynamics of Islam and culture in the first half of the twentieth century. The conflict between tradition and secular values in modern Egypt is shown in a stimulating and challenging new light as Salama bridges analysis of nationalism and its connection to Islamism, and outlines the effects of secular education versus traditional Islamic teaching on varied elements of Egyptian society. These include cultural production, politics, economic, identity, and gender relations. All of this helps to discern the harbingers that led to Egypt's social transition from the monarchy to the republic and opens the possibility of Islam as an inspiring and inspirational force. This illuminating, provocative and informative study will be of use to anyone interested in the period, whether general readers, students, or researchers.
Download or read book The Egyptian Army and the Muslim Brotherhood written by Sara Tonsy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-29 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an analysis of the relationship between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). This is at times of cooperation, collaboration, rivalry, and enmity, offering a vivid perspective as to how the similarities of both political actors bring them together after decades of invisible presence in the Egyptian political field. Using ethnographic material that includes interviews, observations, and other forms of expression, both political actors’ common trajectories are analyzed in terms of power dynamics. The study allows an insight on the understanding of the differences between madani (civil), ‘askari (military), and dini (religious), how they are used and projected on the Egyptian political field. Finally, the book provides a dialogue simulation of the discourse of the MB and army, starting 2011, while analyzing the meaning of this exchange in terms of symbols, power, and mobilization. In highlighting similar elements to their respective governmentalities, this book outlines a new analysis of the rivalry, making it an important contribution for scholars and students interested in collective violence, civil–military relations, and political Islam in the Middle East.
Download or read book The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry written by Joel Beinin and published by American Univ in Cairo Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Egypt's indigenous Jewish population comprised Arabic-speaking Rabbanite and Karaite Jews, some of whom had been in the country since the early Islamic era. Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 took refuge in Egypt, and their numbers were augmented in the mid-nineteenth century by Sephardic immigrants. Originally welcomed elsewhere in the Ottoman Empire, these Spanish Jews came to Egypt seeking economic opportunity in the era of Suez Canal construction and the cotton boom. The late nineteenth century brought Ashkenazi Jews fleeing persecution in Eastern Europe. The different groups formed a heterogeneous community of cosmopolitan hybrids, which was both an element of strength and a factor in its eventual demise. The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry examines the history of the Egyptian Jewish community after 1948, focusing on three major areas: the life of the majority of the community, which remained in Egypt from the1948 Arab-Israeli War until the aftermath of the 1956 Suez/Sinai War; the dispersion and reestablishment of Egyptian Jewish communities in the United states, France, and Israel; and contested memories of Jewish life in Egypt since President Anwar al-Sadat's visit to Jerusalem in 1977. Beinin argues that the experiences of Egyptian Jews cannot be adequately accounted for by either Egyptian nationalist or Zionist narratives. Fusing history, ethnography, literary analysis, and autobiography, Joel Beinin conducts an interdisciplinary investigation into identity, dispersion, and the retrieval of identity that is relevant for anyone interested in Egypt, the Jewish diaspora, or the formation of cultures and identities.
|Author||: Eliane Ursula Ettmüller|
|Publisher||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
|Release Date||: 2020-08-10|
|ISBN 10||: 9783112208908|
|Pages||: 328 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (122 users)|
Download or read book The Construct of Egypt s National Self in James Sanua s Early Satire and Caricature written by Eliane Ursula Ettmüller and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-08-10 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The series Studies on Modern Orient provides an overview of religious, political and social phenomena in modern and contemporary Muslim societies. The volumes do not only take into account Near and Middle Eastern countries, but also explore Islam and Muslim culture in other regions of the world, for example, in Europe and the US. The series Studies on Modern Orient was founded in 2010 by Klaus Schwarz Verlag.
Download or read book U S Assistance to Egyptian Agriculture written by United States. General Accounting Office and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 103 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Translating Egypt s Revolution written by Samia Mehrez and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique interdisciplinary collective project is the culmination of research and translation work conducted by American University in Cairo students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds who continue to witness Egypt's ongoing revolution. This historic event has produced an unprecedented proliferation of political and cultural documents and materials, whether written, oral, or visual. Given their range, different linguistic registers, and referential worlds, these documents present a great challenge to any translator. The contributors to this volume have selectively translated chants, banners, jokes, poems, and interviews, as well as presidential speeches and military communiquâes. Their practical translation work is informed by the cultural turn in translation studies and the nuanced role of the translator as negotiator between texts and cultures. The chapters focus on the relationship between translation and semiotics, issues of fidelity and equivalence, creative transformation and rewriting, and the issue of target readership. This mature collective project is in many ways a reenactment of the new infectious revolutionary spirit in Egypt today. -- Publisher description.
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Download or read book Imagining the Past written by Colleen Manassa and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-10-25 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Five hundred years before Homer immortalized the Trojan Horse, the ancient Egyptians had already composed a tale of soldiers hiding Ali Baba-like in baskets to capture a besieged city. Shortly after the rise to power of the warrior pharaoh Ramesses II, Egyptian authors began to write stories about battles and conquest. However, these stories were not set in the present, but in the past: they were the world's first works of historical fiction. These literary recreations of past events, which preserve fascinating mixtures of fact and fiction, provide unparalleled information about topics as diverse as ancient Egyptian historiography, religion, and notions of humor and wit. Imagining the Past is the first volume to provide complete translations and commentary for the historical fiction composed during Egypt's New Kingdom. The four works include The Quarrel of Apepi and Seqenenre, The Capture of Joppa, Thutmose III in Asia, The Libyan Battle Story. An introduction explores Egyptian conceptions of the past, the universe of historical and literary texts in New Kingdom Egypt, and the definition of a new genre of Egyptian literature. Extensive commentary and new translations appear within each chapter, and a concluding analysis summarizes the audience and function of historical fiction as well as theology and historiography within the tales. Despite the fragmentary nature of the papyrus copies, the thorough research into the literary, political, and social context of each tale allows a modern reader to explore this forgotten literary subfield and appreciate the stories as works of historical fiction.
Download or read book Egyptian Cinema and the 2011 Revolution written by Ahmed Ghazal and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Egypt's film industry is the largest in the Middle East, with an output that spreads across the region and the world. In the run-up to and throughout the 2011 Revolution, a complex relationship formed between the industry and the people's uprising. Both a form of political expression and a documentation of historical events, 'revolutionary' film techniques have contributed to the cultural memory of 2011. At the same time, these films and their makers have been the target of increasing state control and intervention. Ahmed Ghazal, drawing upon his own background in film-making, looks at the way in which Egyptian film has shaped, and been shaped by, the events leading up to and beyond Egypt's 2011 revolution. Drawing on interviews with protagonists in the industry, analysis of films, and archival research, he analyses the critical issues affecting the political economy of the industry. He also explores the technological developments of independent productions and the cinematic themes of dictatorship, poverty, corruption and police brutality that have accompanied the people's calls for freedom - and the counterrevolution that has tried to suppress them.
Download or read book Midnight In Cairo written by Raphael Cormack and published by Saqi Books. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1920s Cairo: singers were pressing hit records, dramatic troupes were springing up and cabarets were packed – a counterculture was on the rise. In bars, hash-dens and music halls, people of all backgrounds came together as a passionate group of artists captivated Egyptian society. Of these performers, Cairo’s biggest stars were female, and they asserted themselves on the stage like never before. Two of the most famous troupes were run by women; Badia Masabni’s dancehall became the hottest nightspot in town; pioneer of Egyptian cinema Aziza Amir made her stage debut; and legendary singer Oum Kalthoum first rose to fame. It is these women, who knew both the opportunities and prejudices that this world offered, who best reveal this cosmopolitan and raucous city’s secrets. Midnight in Cairo tells the thrilling story of Egypt’s interwar nightlife and entertainment industry through the lives of its pioneering women. Introducing an eccentric cast of characters, it brings to life a world of revolutionary ideas and provocative art – one which laid the foundations of Arab popular culture today. It is a story of modern Cairo as we have never heard it before. ‘An utterly unique book, teeming with vividly recounted stories, at times hilarious and at times tragic. These were true feminists avant la lettre who defied the societal norms and authorities of their time, both in Egypt and abroad. This inspiring gem of a book gripped me from beginning to end.’--Hanan al-Shaykh, author of Women of Sand and Myrrh ‘Important, insightful and fascinating ... Cormack highlights an important period in Egypt’s modern history – almost unknown in the West – when its cosmopolitan culture was characterized by a tolerance of all races and religions ... This is a must-read.’-- Alaa Al Aswany, author of The Yacoubian Building ‘A book full of surprises. A lively story of women shaping gender, class, money and national liberation issues from the music halls and cabarets of early twentieth-century Cairo.’--Ahdaf Soueif, author of Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed ‘An unexpected story of powerful women and their no less powerful voices ... Beguiling and original.’--Marina Warner, author of Forms of Enchantment ‘Packed with pizzazz and fizzing with naughtiness ... a thrilling reminder of the richness and wonder of Egyptian culture in the roaring twenties.’ --Justin Marozzi, author of Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood 'A lively history of early-20th-century Cairo ... This sparkling account casts the history of the Egyptian capital in a new light.’--Publishers Weekly ‘A vibrant history of Cairo’s women-dominated cultural landscape between the wars ... A lively and original story of modern Egypt told through the lives of its first generation of women celebrities.’--Kirkus Reviews ‘Highly readable ... An engaging social history that touches on issues of freedom and liberation, issues that still resonate today.’-- Library Journal
|Author||: John F. MacArthur|
|Publisher||: Moody Publishers|
|Release Date||: 1996-10-09|
|ISBN 10||: 9780802482624|
|Pages||: 752 pages|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (24 users)|
Download or read book Acts 1 28 MacArthur New Testament Commentary Two Volume Set written by John F. MacArthur and published by Moody Publishers. This book was released on 1996-10-09 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This package includes the complete two-volume set of Acts from the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series: Acts 1-12 and Acts 13-28. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series continues to be one of today's top-selling commentary series. In the volume one and two of Acts, MacArthur gives verse-by-verse analysis in context and provides points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. The series has been praised for its accessibility to lay leaders, and is a must-have for every pastor's library.
Download or read book The Egyptian Revival written by James Stevens Curl and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-03 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this beautifully illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Curl describes in lively and stimulating prose the numerous revivals of the Egyptian style from Antiquity to the present day. Drawing on a wealth of sources, his pioneering and definitive work analyzes the remarkable and persistent influence of Ancient Egyptian culture on the West. The author deftly develops his argument that the civilization of Ancient Egypt is central, rather than peripheral, to the development of much of Western architecture, art, design, and religion. Curl examines: the persistence of Egyptian motifs in design from Graeco-Roman Antiquity, through the Medieval, Baroque, and Neo-Classical periods rise of Egyptology in the nineteenth and twentieth-century manifestations of Egyptianisms prompted by the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb various aspects of Egyptianizing tendencies in the Art Deco style and afterwards. For students of art, architectural and ancient history, and those interested in western European culture generally, this book will be an inspiring and invaluable addition to the available literature.