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Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt

Zeinab Abul-Magd


Through a microhistory of Qina, a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in this province over the last five hundred years. It explores modes of subaltern rebellion against these “imagined empires” that failed in achieving their professed goals and brought about environmental crises to Qina province. As the book deconstructs myths about early modern and modern empires, it shows how these global hegemons claimed to introduce forms of modernity to the colonized peoples of Qina, particularly through market-economy measures, bu ... More

Keywords: revolution, Upper Egypt, Qina, empire, subaltern, colonialism, market economy, neoliberalism, environmental history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520275522
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275522.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zeinab Abul-Magd, author
Oberlin College