Introduction: This incurable otherness -- Part I: Retelling Salah al-Din : the future is everything -- 1. Farouk is gone, long live the revolution -- 2. The new order -- Part II: Burn, Edmund, burn : the present is everything -- 3. When Edmund Allenby became al-Limby -- 4. Port Said, martyr city -- 5. The end of history -- Part III: St. Mary, mother of Egypt : the past is everything -- 6. The science of miracles -- 7. Globalizing the virgin, nationalizing religion -- Conclusion: "What revolution?".
A l ook at the interplay between human experience and its cultural representations in mid-twentieth-century Egypt..
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