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Month: November 2020

The Egyptian army in the 1967 Six-Day Arab-Israeli War

The talk’s main argument is that a true understanding of this war has to be built as much on a detailed analysis of what happened on the battlefield as on a close scrutiny of civilian-military relations.

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History of Islamic Legal Practice: Some Insights from 19th Century Egypt

This lecture tells a story dating from 1858 and preserved in the Egyptian National Archives. The story is of a slave called Sultan, and how he was killed by a bey working in a princely estate. The lecture follows the details of the case to illustrate the intricate mechanism by which Egypt was transformed from a family estate to a modern state.

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