Part or chapter of a book
Modern Mamluks and Arab counter-revolution
Revisiting the Arab Uprisings. The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment
London : Hurst Publishers
77 - 91 p.
Middle East, Arab Spring, Arab politics, "Modern Mamluks"
The democratic uprising that shook the Arab world in the winter of 2011 should not be caricatured as a seasonal "spring", to be followed by an inevitable "autumn", whether Islamist or authoritarian. It should rather be studied against the backdrop of a two-centuries long history, the history of the Arab Renaissance, or Nahda, which according to Arab historians began with the French expedition into Egypt in 1798-99...