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Revolutionary Justice: Special Courts and the Formation of Republican Egypt

Yoram Meital


Revolutionary Justice narrates the power struggle between the Free Officers and their adversaries in the aftermath of Egypt’s July Revolution of 1952 by studying trials held at the Revolution’s Court and the People’s Court. The establishment of these tribunals coincided with the most serious political crisis between the new regime and the opposition—primarily the Muslim Brothers and the Wafd party, but also senior officials in the previous government. By this point, the initial euphoria and the unbridled adoration for the Free Officers had worn off, and the focus of the public debate shifted t ... More

Keywords: Show Trials, Political Trials, Special courts, Rule of Law, July 1952 revolution, Free Officers, Jamal ‛Abd al-Nasser, Muslim Brothers, Egyptian politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190600839
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yoram Meital, author
Professor of Middle East Studies, Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev