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History as a hobby in interwar Egypt: memoirs, modernity and Muhammad ‘Abd al-Jawad’s Yearbook, Taqwim Dar al-‘Ulum

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This paper, read as part of a panel on history writing, discusses how contemporary historians can use various genres of writing -- such as memoirs, histories, collective biographies, and reference works -- as a source for social and cultural histories of 19th and 20th century Egypt. It presents a case study of one particular work, the yearbook-cum-institutional history Taqwim Dar al-‘Ulum, placing it in the context of other reference works from the period. It then discusses whether the Taqwim...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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uuid:7fac6223-b8ee-4d35-ac06-1c34400c8d9b
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ora:6248

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