International Studies and Languages
This article contrasts the ways in which major Arab authors of the early or pre- Nahda (Ar. "awakening," "renaissance") period (ca. 1850-1950) responded to the French during and after the Napoleonic occupation of Egypt (1798-1801), specifically through Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti’s contemporary chronicles of the invasion and Rifa'a al-Tahtawi's account of his five-year stay in Paris (1826-31). In so doing, it explores how or whether these reflections on the European other inflected the later development of modern Arabic narrative and concepts of Egyptian identity.
Keuss, Clara R.
"Arab Authors’ Responses to Cross-Cultural Experiences with Europe: The Contrasting Perspectives of ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti and Rifa‘a al-Tahtawi,"
Global Tides: Vol. 15
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/globaltides/vol15/iss1/1