School of History

HST6366 – Modern Egypt between the Revolutions 1919-2011

Module code: HST6366

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM 2

Module Convenor: Dr Martyn Frampton

This module examines modern Egyptian history from the time of the 1919 revolution against British occupation to the 'Arab Spring' of 2011-14. Throughout this period, Egypt - "Umm al-Dunia" (Mother of the World) - has been the critical state for wider developments in the Middle East. The module will take students on a journey that allows them to reflect variously on the life and importance of such icons as Sa'd Zaghloul, Naguib Mahfouz and Gamal 'Abd al-Nasser. It will blend political, social and cultural historical approaches to consider Egypt's "long" twentieth century, which has been punctuated by three great revolutionary moments: 1919, 1952 and 2011.

Assessment: Essay (2,000 words) 50%, Take Home Exam (2,000 words) 50%
Level: 6