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Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Egypt

Abdullah Al-Arian


This groundbreaking book examines the means by which the Muslim Brotherhood was reconstituted during the years of Anwar al-Sadat’s presidency. By including an analysis of structural, ideological, and social developments during this period in the history of the Islamic movement, a more accurate picture of the so-called Islamic resurgence develops, one that represents the rebirth of an old idea in a new setting. The Muslim Brotherhood’s success in rebuilding its organization rested in large part on its ability to attract a new generation of Islamic activists who had transformed Egypt’s colleges ... More

Keywords: Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Islamic movements, student activism, Anwar al-Sadat, Islamism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199931279
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdullah Al-Arian, author
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar