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Imagined EmpiresA History of Revolt in Egypt$
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Zeinab Abul-Magd

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275522

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275522.001.0001

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Imagined Empires, Real Rebels

Imagined Empires, Real Rebels

(p.1) Introduction Imagined Empires, Real Rebels
Imagined Empires

Zeinab Abul-Magd

University of California Press

The introduction lays out the main argument of the book, provides with the historical background for Qina province, details the theoretical approaches applied in the book, and lists the several types of archival sources used on Qina’s history. Among the theoretical approaches applied to deconstruct historical myths about competent empires and investigate low-class rebellion in Upper Egypt are the Postcolonial, World-System and Dependency theories, in addition to Subaltern Studies. Among the archival sources listed are the National Archives of Egypt in Cairo and the British National Archives in Kew.

Keywords:   Qina, empire, subaltern, neoliberalism, postcolonial theory, market economy, modernity, environmental history, bandits

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