Roots of Tyranny and Despotism in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi

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Throughout Egyptian history, since the Pharaonic era up to the present era, there is a common factor, namely, domination of tyranny and dictatorship, except for a few short breaks.

Tyranny and despotism started in Egypt from the Pharaonic era, through the Roman era, then the Arab conquest -which witnessed a state of moderate rule at its early beginnings, then was later dominated by tyranny and despotism- to the Mamluks era, which had a significant impact on the formation of the Egyptian personality, and finally the modern state era to the present day. In fact, tyranny was never a passing condition in Egypt, but it has always been a constant and stable situation in the Egyptian nation.

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