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Religion in the Egyptian Novel

Christina Phillips


Religion has played a major role in the Arabic novel since its inception. From the first forays into realism in the early decades of the twentieth century to the technically sophisticated and experimental works of the late 1960s to the present, the Arabic novel has consistently engaged with religious themes and issues. This book is an original, in-depth study of the intricate and enduring relationship between religion and the Arabic novel in Egypt. Part One addresses questions of form and ideology and explores the role of religion in the Arabic novel as it came of age. It examines religion in ... More

Keywords: Religion, Secularism, Arabic novel, Egypt, Islam, Christianity, Intertextuality, Sufism, Copts, Coptic, Feminist literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474417068
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Phillips, author
University of Exeter