Jacco Dieleman

1 Introduction This chapter discusses the nature, functions, and perceptions of ritual and ritualists in pharaonic Egypt. Egyptian rituals can be understood as attempts to intervene in the natural course of events by mobilizing heka and so integrating the world of here and now into the cosmic

Mara Revkin

In well-functioning democracies, constitutions are revered as the unwavering backbones of law and order and permanent reservoirs of fundamental rights. But if longevity is the defining test of a successful constitution, then Egypt’s new charter – ratified by popular referendum in December 2012

Jaclyn Neel

Deuteronomy 11:10 describes Egypt in rich language that has given rise to varied comment, particularly in the area of theology: אֲשֶׁר תִּזְרַע אֶת-זַרְעֲךָ וְהִשְׁקִיתָ בְרַגְלְךָ כְּגַן הַיָּרָק. 2 In this note, I will analyze its relevance to the field of ancient history, and in particular to

Tarek Badawy

Introduction The acquisition of Egyptian citizenship is a nebulous and potentially discretionary process that can be achieved, not only by a person’s knowledge of Egypt, its official language, culture and way of life, but also by his or her religion, ethnic or national origin, and political

Nicholas Mangialardi

1 Introduction: Ciphering 101 On an apartment balcony in Egypt, a young rapper known as Dawsha props up his mobile phone and begins recording himself. Bobbing his head to the hip hop beat in the background, he puffs on a cigarette and blows smoke toward the camera lens. ‘I’m gonna rap 16 bars’, he


Philippa Lang

Current questions on whether Hellenistic Egypt should be understood in terms of colonialism and imperialism, multicultural separatism, or integration and syncretism have never been closely studied in the context of healing. Yet illness affects and is affected by nutrition, disease and reproduction within larger questions of demography, agriculture and environment. It is crucial to every socio-economic group, all ages, and both sexes; perceptions and responses to illness are ubiquitous in all kinds of evidence, both Greek and Egyptian and from archaeology to literature. Examing all forms of healing within the specific socioeconomic and environmental constraints of the Ptolemies’ Egypt, this book explores how linguistic, cultural and ethnic affiliations and interactions were expressed in the medical domain.

Students and Dissent in Egypt

From the Khedival Period to the Protests of 1968

Patrizia Manduchi

which aims to analyse the historic roots underlying the outbreaks of dissent in 2011, with particular focus on Egypt which has always tended to preempt social and cultural changes in the Arab world. 1 The revolution in Taḥrīr Square marked a splendid moment in Egypt’s history, as compared to today when

Yassin El Shazly and Sayed Shaarawy

Introduction As early as 1883, Articles 19-65 in the old Egyptian Code of Commerce first provided for the organisation of companies, of which we now site four types: i.e. , partnership, limited-partnership, silent-partnership and joint-stock companies. After the abolishment of foreign

Henri Onodera

mother held dual Egyptian-American citizenship and this was not allowed by electoral law. Ismail’s presidential campaign had focused on safeguarding the norms of public piety in Egypt, including the banning of alcohol and revealing swimsuits on its coastal resorts. In contrast to some reports in the

Fait Muedini and Bryan Dettrey

Introduction In late 2010 and early 2011, the Middle East and North Africa witnessed several citizen uprisings against authoritarian regimes. Beginning in Tunisia, then onto Egypt, and many other states in the region such as Libya, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates