A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Problem of Modern Archives in Egypt

Hussein Omar, in a guest post at Arabic Literature (in English) addresses the question of "Who Should Save Egypt's Archives?" It's not, as you might guess, another piece about the Institut d'Egypte fire, but about the question of preserving the archives of Egypt;s modern literature and history, which aren't well served by the existing National Archives and Dar al-Kutub. A useful read for students of literature and modern history.

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