Egypt’s Jews: The Rise, Fall and Revival of Multiple Identities
Egypt’s Jews were once a solid component of Egyptian society; but this situation changed dramatically in the 1950s. Literature dealing with the long history of Egyptian Jewry is framed, and as such limited and distorted by, the boundaries of the Israeli and Egyptian/Arab nationalistic narratives that arose in the post-1948 Middle East. This eBook investigates the multiple identities of Egypt’s Jews in the pre-1948 Middle East. It questions established representations of these identities, on both sides of the divide, and discusses the revival of a recognition of multiple identities in Arab film and literature over the last decade.
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