Ladies and Gents: The Jewish Bourgeoisie in Interwar Egypt

Liat Maggid-Alon, a historian of the modern Middle East at Kibbutzim College and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, discusses a paper she recently presented at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, focusing on the newly emerged stratum of upper-middle-class Jews in early-to-mid 20th century Egypt. The Egyptian-Jewish bourgeoisie serves as an ideal case study to explore how modernity, religion, nationalism and minority politics intermingled.


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1 comment on “Ladies and Gents: The Jewish Bourgeoisie in Interwar Egypt

  1. Joseph Ambar says:

    Fascinating interviews

    Can you please provide me with Liat Maggid-Alon’s contact details.

    I am Jewish-Egyptian, brought up in Brazil and now living in Raleigh, NC.

    I have some material that could be useful for Liat’s further research about the Jewish Egyptian Community.
    Joseph Ambar

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