Egyptian Belly Dance In Transition
The Raqs Sharqi Revolution, 1890-1930
de Heather D. Ward
Sobre o livro
Drawing on an array of primary sources, the author traces the early development of raqs sharqi in the context of contemporary trends in Egyptian arts and entertainment. The dance is revealed to be a hybrid cultural expression, emerging with the formation of Egyptian national identity at the end of the 19th century, when Egypt was occupied by the British.