This book explores the emergence of modern Egyptian national identity from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Drawing on newspapers, journals, books, memoirs, and speeches of the time, it examines how a new breed of urban intelligentsia comprising teachers, lawyers, journalists, engineers, accountants, and clerks produced Egyptian-ness, primarily through representations of Egypt's peasant majority. The book uses representations of peasants as a key index of a changing sociocultural order and looks at the flourishing Islamic modernist movement during the nineteenth, along with the importance of Islamic modernism in the elaboration of political, social, and cultural questions during the period. It demonstrates how religion, in this case Islam, became a critical component of political, social, and cultural life in Egypt.
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