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By Nicolas Grimal

This is often an account of the increase and fall of the civilization within the Nile Valley, protecting the 1st human payment (c 120,000 BC) to its conquest by way of Alexander the good in 333 BC.This is the 1st heritage of historical Egypt for 25 yearsBrings jointly the very most modern textual and archaeological evidenceThe index, bibliography and appendices make this a useful reference toolNew consultant to additional studying in English particularly commissioned for the paperback variation

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35 Each sample included graduates with no political affiliations, who can be seen as representing the pool of “potential recruits” to whom Islamic outreach was targeted. 36 My research on Islamist outreach also entailed the collection and content analysis of a sample of Islamic da‘wa materials, including recorded sermons, pamphlets, and books. 37 Besides my research in three neighborhoods of Greater Cairo, I conducted interviews with individual Islamists in other settings, including Islamic bookstores, the headquarters of the Islamist newspaper al-Sha‘b, the offices of Islamist-controlled professional associations, the campus of Cairo University, and several other residential neighborhoods.

38 Employing such qualitative methods as open-ended interviewing and participant observation, I was able to explore the microdynamics of Islamic mobilization in settings on the periphery of the formal political system and hence to clarify the mechanisms through which individual grievances are converted into collective action. In sum, qualitative research strategies enabled me to address a question largely unexplored by contemporary social movement theory: how and why citizens join opposition movements under conditions of authoritarian rule.

The first was Nasser’s ideological commitment to equalizing social and economic opportunities. As he explained in a speech on October 16, 1961: “I want a society in which class distinctions are dissolved through the equality of opportunities to all citizens. ”10 Hence in addition to filling the manpower needs of the expanding public sector, Egypt’s system of higher education was intended to soften, if not completely eliminate, class privilege by providing new opportunities for meritocratic advancement.

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