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Students And University In Twentieth Century Egyptian Politics

Students And University In Twentieth Century Egyptian Politics

By Haggai Erlich

Frank Cass, 1989, 268 pp.

Genuine and objective scholarship has gone into this study by an Israeli scholar, although Egyptian experts may hold some dissenting views on some aspects. Erlich traces the history of Egyptian secular university education, taking account of the intimate connection with the rise of nationalism, the current of modernization and, in the years before the revolution of 1952, the shifting relationships involving the British, the palace, the Wafd and other parties and movements, and the politically conscious and often volatile student organizations. The coverage of the Nasser and Sadat periods is briefer and not as well documented, but still solid.