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Ḥusayn, Ṭāhā
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Ṭāhā Ḥusayn (1889–1973) was a leading figure in the Nahḍa, the Egyptian and Arabic literary revival. He wrote critical and political essays, was a historian, polemicist, translator, and newspaper editor, and served as minister of education in the last Wafdist government (1950–2). His vast, diverse, and sometimes…

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Paniconi, Maria Elena, “Ḥusayn, Ṭāhā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30584>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335721, 2017, 2017-3

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