This unit focuses on Egyptian cultural and political history, from the Napoleonic expedition (1798) to the 2011 Uprisings and their aftermath. Masterpieces of the Egyptian literature and cinema will be studied in relation to the social and political history of the country, revealing its regional and international importance. Specific attention will be dedicated to the cultural vanguards in the 20th and 21st century.
1x1000wd essay plan (20%), 1x4000wd essay (60%), 1x10mins class presentation (20%)
Basic knowledge in the fields of modern Middle East history, colonial history and Islamic studies
12 credit points at 2000 level in Arabic Language and Cultures