Tracing the Coptic Question in contemporary Egypt

Authored by: Vivian Ibrahim

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138649040
eBook ISBN: 9781315626031
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In the last ten years there has been renewed interest in the Copts of Egypt. Unlike earlier generations of scholars who were largely concerned with religious practice 1 and persecution, 2 more recent authors have examined the socio-political climate of the twentieth century with the aim to better understand contemporary issues in Egypt. This has included the role of the Egyptian state 3 and the tensions between various Coptic “communities”. 4

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