Introduction: This incurable otherness Part I: Retelling Salah al-Din : the future is everything 1. Farouk is gone, long live the revolution 2. The new order Part II: Burn, Edmund, burn : the present is everything 3. When Edmund Allenby became al-Limby 4. Port Said, martyr city 5. The end of history Part III: St. Mary, mother of Egypt : the past is everything 6. The science of miracles 7. Globalizing the virgin, nationalizing religion Conclusion: "What revolution?".
A look at the interplay between human experience and its cultural representations in mid-twentieth-century Egypt.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.