The Marriage Crisis That Wasn’t

Reading a new book about Egypt’s overblown “marriage crisis” at the beginning of the 20th century suggests that similar fears today may also be ungrounded.

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Reading a new book about Egypt's overblown "marriage crisis" at the beginning of the 20th century suggests that similar fears today may also be ungrounded.

Reading a new book about Egypt’s overblown “marriage crisis” at the beginning of the 20th century suggests that similar fears today may also be ungrounded.

<p> Ursula Lindsey is a writer based in Cairo. She contributes to the Arabist blog. </p>

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