Narrating the Nile: Politics, Cultures, Identities

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  • Copyright: 2008-11-15
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner
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The authors of The Nile Valley seek to encourage the study of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia not only as autonomous entities, but also as part of the Nile region, a shared theater of experiences, national identities, and collective memories. Combining in-depth historical studies and broad interdisciplinary discussions, they provide fresh perspectives on the region?s politics and cultures? and on the role the river has played in shaping them?from early modern history to contemporary times. The book is published in honor of Professor Haggai Erlich on the occasion of his retirement from Tel Aviv University.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Egypt and Ethiopia: History and Remembering History
The Closest Egyptian-Ethiopian Relationship: The Mamluk Sultanatep. 13
Found in Translation: The Egyptian Impact on Ethiopian Christian Literaturep. 29
Politics of Memory: Ahmad 'Urabi's Account of the War in Ethiopia, 1876p. 41
Egypt and Sudan: Unity and National Self-Determination
Swimming Against the Nationalist Current: The Egyptian Communists and the Unity of the Nile Valleyp. 67
US Policy Toward the Unity of the Nile Valley, 1945-1952p. 91
The Nile Valley and Collective Identities
At the Banks of the Euphrates and Tigris: Egyptian Intellectuals in Iraq, 1919-1939p. 115
River Blindness: Black and White Identity in Early Nasserist Cinemap. 137
Umm Kulthum at the American University in Cairo: A Study in the Clash of Christianitiesp. 157
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan: Dissonance and Rapprochement
Managing the Water of the Nile: Basis for Cooperation?p. 181
Ethiopia and Sudan: Conflict and Cooperation in the Nile Valleyp. 203
Narrating the Nilep. 227
Honoring Haggai Erlichp. 233
Publications by Haggai Erlichp. 239
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 265
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