The Copts of Egypt Paperback

The Challenges of Modernisation and Identity

by Vivian Ibrahim

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The Copts of Egypt

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The Coptic Christians of Egypt have traditionally been portrayed as a 'beleaguered minority', persecuted in a Muslim majority state and by the threat of political Islam. Vivian Ibrahim presents a vivid and alternative image of the community, examining Coptic agency in the twentieth century through newly discovered Coptic archival sources. She reveals a strong Coptic response to the emergence of political Islam from the 1940s, one that continues to resonate today, and examines how Copts negotiated a role for themselves during the colonial period and in Nasser's Egypt. Dismissing the monolithic portrayal of the community, she highlights the varied Coptic factions and groups that contributed to the identity of the Coptic community in the first half of the twentieth century. The findings of this book retain great relevance today, to understanding identity politics and the place of the Coptic community in Egypt's changing landscapes.

The Copts of Egypt by Vivian Ibrahim was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in February 2013. The ISBN for The Copts of Egypt is 9781780764665.

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Details for The Copts of Egypt

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (February 2013)
Number of Pages258
Thickness23 mm
Height216 mm
Width134 mm
Product Code4049814
Page last updated 1st October 2018
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