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Politics of Religious Freedom$
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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226248479

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.001.0001

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Religious Freedom, Minority Rights, and Geopolitics

Religious Freedom, Minority Rights, and Geopolitics

(p.142) Chapter Twelve Religious Freedom, Minority Rights, and Geopolitics
Politics of Religious Freedom

Saba Mahmood

University of Chicago Press

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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