Date of Submission
Project Advisor 1
Omar Y. Cheta
Project Advisor 2
Gregory B. Moynahan
Narcotics are often relegated to the histories of crime or of medicine when in fact they can be tremendously relevant to all manner of histories given their unique potential to muddle and delineate all manner of identities. This thesis briefly explores the history of two narcotics—cannabis and opium—in the Muslim world as a whole but focuses most of its attention on Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and on what the activities and rhetorics of three unique social groups advocating for temperance and their own visions of a ‘modern’ Egypt during this time show us about our world today.
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Barancik, Ziv Benjamin, "Black Drugs: Narcotic Temperance and Moral Productivity in Egypt, 1882-1920" (2021). Senior Projects Spring 2021. 132.
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