Framing the past: Historian, state and society

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The practice of Egyptian modern historical scholarship in the 20th century has been the product of a complex interaction between intellectual values, academic institutions, state authority and political and social changes in society at large. Part of an emerging education system built on local and foreign traditions of scholarship, the academic tradition has had to engage with the influence of state authority in the latter’s attempts to promote scholarship supportive of its political legitimacy and its control of access to state archives. As a public and social form of knowledge, historical scholarship has also reflected different political and social perspectives across Egyptian society. In bringing these different strands together, this chapter illustrates how Egyptian historians and their works have constituted a field of intellectual and political interpretation that engages with the broader arena of national political discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook on Contemporary Egypt
EditorsRobert Springborg, Amr Adly, Anthony Gorman, Tamir Moustafa, Aisha Saad, Naomi Sakr, Sarah Smierciak
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge: London
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780429058370
ISBN (Print)9780367179014
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Egypt
  • historians
  • archives


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  • Geçmişi çerçevelemek: Tarihçi, devlet ve toplum

    Translated title of the contribution: Framing the past: Historian, state and societyGorman, A., 31 Dec 2021, Misir’da Tarih Kaynaklari Ve Tarihyazimi. Erol, H. I., Kaya, B. S. & Macit, A. (eds.). Istanbul: Ilem, p. 265-285 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Introduction: Occupation, independence, revolution

    Gorman, A., 31 Mar 2021, Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Egypt. Springborg, R., Adly, A., Gorman, A., Moustafa, T., Saad, A., Sakr, N. & Smierciak, S. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 7-20 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Egypt

    Springborg, R. (ed.), Adly, A. (ed.), Gorman, A. (ed.), Moustafa, T. (ed.), Saad, A. (ed.), Sakr, N. (ed.) & Smierciak, S. (ed.), 31 Mar 2021, 1st ed. London: Routledge. 508 p.

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