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Title: Makram Ebeid, A Coptic Leader in the Egyption National Movement.
Author: El-Feki, M. M. M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3442 7393
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1977
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This study deals with a particular aspect of Egyptian politics as it treats of the role the Copts played throughout the period of the National Movement. It is therefore much concerned with the Wafd as an organized party and its secular policy of national unity by virtue of which Copts participated with a significant involvement in Egyptian politics. This thesis will discuss the Coptic role as represented by one of the most interesting personalities among the interwar period Egyptian politicans, Makram Ebeid, who was an undeniable factor and dynamic figure behind Saad Zaghloul, the founder of the Wafd and Moustafa El-Nahhas his successor, for some twenty five years. Before dealing with the political role of the Copts, this study will review the historical background of the Copts as a unique and significant minority with deep roots in Egyptian history before the Islamic Conquest. The study then reviews the political arena in which a new struggle took place and in which a new climate emerged, through the birth of secular liberalism in Egypt, as early as the French Campaign and the arrival of Mohammed Ali to power. Following this, at the turn of the century is the rise of the National Movement consolidated under the leadership of Zaghloul, who considered the Coptic element as a pillar in the struggle for full independence. Ebeid's participation in the national movement is fully reviewed. Discussion then follows on Ebeid's split from the Wafd, after his dispute with El-Nahhas, to examine whether this act placed any obstacles in the way of Coptic participation in Egyptian politics until 1952.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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