Copts in Egyptian history textbooks (Part 2): Issues today and hidden gems from earlier textbooks

Before delving into a wider analysis of Egypt’s high school history textbooks, it is important to acknowledge that those from the past two decades provide relatively more attention to the Coptic era, which they loosely define as the period between AD30 and the Arab Muslim conquest in AD641. They touch on early Coptic literature and art, and represent an important shift toward more inclusive textbooks. While part one of this … Continue reading Copts in Egyptian history textbooks (Part 2): Issues today and hidden gems from earlier textbooks