III Congreso Internacional Historia a Debate Santiago de Compostela

IV Congreso Internacional Historia a Debate
Santiago de Compostela, 15-19 de diciembre de 2010



NAME: Peter Gran


University of Chicago (Chicago) 1974 Ph.D.

University of Chicago (Chicago) 1965 M.A.

Yale University (New Haven) 1964 B.A.


"Indigenous Roots of Modern Egyptian Culture" (Univ. of Chicago, l974).


Prior to Appointment at Temple University

1977-1979-University of Texas at Austin- Visiting Assistant Professor

1975-1977-UCLA-Visiting Assistant Professor

1974-5-Core Faculty, Friends World College

Year Appointed at Temple and Rank at Appointment:

1979 Associate Professor








The Large Landowning Class and the Peasantry in Egypt, 1837-1958

By Raouf Abbas and Dr. Assem El-Dessouky, translated by Amer Mohsen with Dr.Mona Zikri, edited by Peter Gran. (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, fall 2011 forthcoming)

Rise of the Rich: A New View of Modern World History (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009); (Cairo: Majlis Al-A`la, 2010) the Arabic edition, forthcoming .

Islamic Roots of Capitalism, Egypt 1760-1840 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979).(Syracuse U. Press, 1998) re-edition updated with a new chapter.(Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1999),a further re-edition of the 1998 version.

Al-Judhur al-islamiyah li-l-ra'smaliya: Misr 1760-1840 (Cairo, 1992). (a translation of my first book with an introduction for the Arabic reader).

Beyond Eurocentrism: A New View of Modern World History(Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996).(Arabic Translation of Beyond Eurocentrism)(Cairo: Al-Majlis al-A'la li-l-Thaqafah, 1998).

History After the Three Worlds: Recent Issues in Historiography (Co-edited With Vinay Bahl and Arif Dirlik)(Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).

Al-Tarikh wa-l-muqarin li-l-sharq al-awsat (Cairo: Al-Majlis al-A`la li-l-Thaqafah, 2005)(eds. Peter Gran and Rauf `Abbas).


"Why Study Ottoman Egypt," Newsletter of the American Research Center for Egypt, #80(1972)pp. 19-22.

"The Origins of Liberalism in Egypt: A Note on Some Misunderstandings," Al-Tali'ah v.8(1972) (in Arabic)pp. 21-4.

"The Middle East in the Historiography of Advanced Capitalism," Review of Middle East Studies V. 1 (1975)pp. 135-44.

"The Study of Medieval Islamic History 1930s-1950s in Three Well-known Texts," Review of Middle East Studies V. 2 (1976)pp. 47-56.

"The Mediterranean as a Framework for Conceptualizing Modern Arabic History," New Directions in Middle East Studies Newsletter V. 1, No. 1 1978, pp. 4-5.

"Modern Trends in Egyptian Historiography," International Journal of Middle East Studies, V. 9 (1978)pp. 367-71.

"New Horizons for the Study of Libyan History," Journal of Historical Studies V. 1, No. 2 (1979)pp. 95-104.

"On Modern Maghribi History," Revue D'Histoire Maghrebine, No. 13, January 1979pp. 57-60.

"Medical Pluralism in Arab and Egyptian History: An Overview of Class Structures and Philosophies of the Main Phases," Social Science and Medicine, V. 13B (1979)pp. 339-48.

"Political Economy as a Paradigm for the Study of Islamic History," International Journal of Middle East Studies, V. 11 (1980)pp. 511-526; reprinted in Islam and Sociological Perspectives edited by Abubaker A. Bagader(Kuala Lumpur: Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia, 1983)83-105.

"Social Bases of Syrian Culture, 1770-1850," in Ahmad Tarabayn and others (eds.) Proceedings, 2nd International Bilad al-Sham Conference (Damascus, 1981)pp. 267-282.

"Structural Logic in Authoritarian Patterns in the Third World: The Case of Nasir, Qadhdhafi, and Qasim," Joseph Held (ed.) The Deification of the Dictator in the 20th Century (New York: NYU Press, 1982)pp. 107-128.

"Late 18th Century Egypt: Merchant Capital or Modern Capitalism?," in GREPO (ed.) l'Egypte au XIXe Siecle (Paris: CNRS, 1982)pp. 267-82.

"Reflections on Contemporary Arab Society: the Political Economy School of the 1970's," Arab Studies Quarterly v. 9 (l987)pp. 76-97. Revised and reprinted as "Late Eighteenth-Early Nineteenth Century Egypt: Merchant Capitalism or Modern Capitalism," in Huri Islamoglu-Inan The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy (Cambridge: CUP, l987)pp. 27-4l .

"Islamic Marxism in Comparative History: The Case of Lebanon Reflections on the Recent Book of Husayn Muruwah," in The Islamic Impulse edited by Barbara Stowasser (London: CCAS, Georgetown, 1987)pp. l06-l20.

"The State and the Intellectuals in Modern Syria: The Case of Tib Tizini" in Politics and the Economy in Syria edited by J.A. Allan (London: Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, 1987)pp. 107-125.

"Nahwa minhaj ta'rikhi muqaran li-dirasah ta'rikh Misr al-hadith," in Ahmad 'Abd Allah (ed.) Ta'rikh Misr bayna al-minhaj al-'ilmi wa al-sira' al-hizbi (Cairo, l987)pp. 87-93.(Toward a Comparative Historical Framework for Egypt).

"Studies of Anglo-American Political Economy: Democracy, Orientalism and the Left" in Hisham Sharabi (ed.) Theory, Politics and the Arab World.(New York: Routledge, 1990)pp. 228-254.

"Mafhum Gharamshi 'an al-muthaqqaf al-taqlidi salihiyatiha li-dirasah Misr al-hadith," in Hilmi Sha'rawi et al. (eds.)Gharamshi (Damascus, 1991)pp. 353-367. (Gramsci's Concept of the traditional intellectual-its utility for the study of modern Egypt).

"An Approach to Critical Thinking: The Gulf War in Context," Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 7/2(March 1991)pp. 21-23.

"Contemporary Orientalism in the USA" Orientalism v.5(Summer 1991)pp. 4-16.

"The Writing of Egyptian History: A Contribution to Today's Problems?"Ahram Weekly English Language Edition, 7/30/92, p.8.

"Bringing the Argument Up To Date," ibid., 8/6/92, p.8.

"The Political Economy of Aesthetics: Modes of Domination in Modern Nation States Seen Through Shakespeare Reception," Dialectical Anthropology v. 17(1992)pp. 271-288.

"The Writing of Egyptian History" Newsletter of the American Research Center in Egypt #160 (Winter 1993)pp. 1-6. (revised version of Ahram articles).

"Looking for the Real Tahtawi" Al-Ahram Weekly(Oct. 27-Nov. 2(1994)p. 5.

"Race and Racism in the Modern World: How it Works in Different Hegemonies," Transforming Anthropology v.5/1-2(1994)pp. 8-14.

"Organization of Culture and Construction of the Family in the Modern Middle East," in Amira Sonbol(ed.)Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History(Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996) ch. 4. (Arabic Version, Cairo, 1999).

Egypt 1760-1815, A Period of Enlightenment?" in H. Sakkut, B. O'Kane, T. Abdullah and M. Serag (eds.)Studies in Honor of Marsden Jones(Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1997) 73-94.

Beyond Eurocentrism and its Application to Mediterranean Studies,in International Relations: Rethinking the Gulf War-Saving Peoples' Lives," in Kirsi Virtanen(ed.)Individual, Ideologies and Society (Tampere: TAPRI Research Reports #89, 2000)59-70

Contending with Middle East Exceptionalism, Arab Studies Quarterly v.6/1(Spr. 1998)6-9.

Subaltern Studies, Racism, and Class Struggle; Examples from India and the United States,(Pullman, Washington: Working Paper Series, Dept. Of Comparative American Cultures, #4 1999)

Mulahazat hawla al-hadathah fi al-`alam al-`arabi (Misr namuzijan)(Observations on Modernism in the Arab World, Egypt as an Example)Qadhaya fikriyah #29(October 1999)69-74; English version,

Notes on Modernism in the Arab World: With Reference to the Role Historians Play in Egypt, Studies in History and Arab Culture edited by Obayda Kohela(Cairo: Dar al-Misriya al-Lubnaniyah, 2001)5-12;

Quest for a Historical Interpretation of the Life of Shaykh al-Azhar Ibrahim al-Bajuri(1784-1860)-an Agenda Article, Islah am tahdith-Misr fi `asr Muhammad `Ali (Cairo: Al-Majlis Al-A`la, 1999)59-93.

Fellachen Historisch-Kritisches worterbuch des marxismus (Berlin: Inkrit/Argument, 1999) v. 4, 262-270.

. Modern Middle Eastern History Beyond Oriental Despotism, World History Beyond Hegel: An Agenda Article, Cairo Papers in Social Science v. 23/2(2001)162-199.

Tahtawi in Paris Ahram Weekly #568(Jan. 10, 2002)p. 14.

`Passive Revolution as a Possible Model for Nineteenth Century Egyptian History, Money, Land and Trade-an Economic History of the Muslim Mediterranean (ed.)Nelly Hanna (London: I.B. Tauris, 2002)84-100.

Upper Egypt in Modern History: a `Southern Question, Identity and Change in Upper Egypt (eds.)Nicholas Hopkins and Reem Saad(Cairo: AUC Press, 2004) ch. 4.

Gramsci el Principal teorica de la transformacion socialista temprana, Poder y Hegemonia: Gramsci en la era global (ed.)Dora Kanoussi(Mexico City: BUAP-Instituto Gramsci-IGS, Plaza y Valdes, 2004) ch. 4.

Fanon today in Visions of the Wretched: Homage to Frantz Fanon (ed.) Nabil Cherni (Manouba/Tunis: Manouba Faculty of Letters, 2004)

Egyptian History World and Its Peoples (New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2006)v. 8 (Egypt)1060-1065. forthcoming.

Cairo Notes Bulletin (MESA) v. 39/1 June 2005, pp. 46-48.

Egypt and Italy, 1760-1850: Toward a Comparative History, in Society and Economy in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1600-1900 edited by Nelly Hanna and Raouf Abbas (Cairo: AUC Press, 2005) 11-40.

The Popular Uses of Muhammad `Ali, Ahram Weekly Nov. 10,2005 , p. 21 (special section).

Rediscovering Al-`Attar, Ahram Weekly #770, Nov. 24, 2005, Culture Section.

"Modern World History as the Rise of the Rich: A New Paradigm" History Compass

v. 5/3 (2007)1026-1049.

An Attempt to get Beyond Polarity of Thought in the Case of Democracy and Political Islam Oriente Moderno v. 87/2(2007)407-430. (appeared in 2008)

Historians of the 1960s-With Reference to the Early Work of Rauf `Abbas(Dunya al-muarrikhin fi al-sittiniyat-isharah ila-l-dirasat al-mubakkir li-Rauf `Abbas) Memorial Conference in Honor of the late Prof. Rauf `Abbas, Society of Egyptian Historical Studies, Cairo, Oct. 18 Fi tabin Rauf `Abbas Al-Badil (Egyptian newspaper) October 28, 2008, p. 12.


The Implications of Arab Islamic Influence on the Italian Renaissance for the Europeanization of Europes Muslims Today, Building Peace by Intercultural Dialogue

(eds.)Kirsi Henriksson and Anita Kynsilehto (Tampere: Tampere Peace Research Institute, 2008)303-318.

xHasan al-`Attar in Essays in Arabic Literary

Biography 11: 1350-1800, edited by Devin Stewart and Joseph Lowry(Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, Dec. 2009) pp. 56-68.