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Religious Freedom, Minority Rights, and Geopolitics

Religious Freedom, Minority Rights, and Geopolitics

Chapter:
(p.142) Chapter Twelve Religious Freedom, Minority Rights, and Geopolitics
Source:
Politics of Religious Freedom
Author(s):
Saba Mahmood
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0015

This essay examines the religious politics of the Coptic minority in Egypt since the minority settlements of the late Ottoman Empire. Mahmood finds that the meaning and practice of religious freedom has shifted in response to geopolitics, local conditions, and the changing terrain of postcolonial politics.

Keywords:   Coptic church, Egypt, Ottoman Empire, religious minorities, politics

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