Easter in Alexandria

Christos Hadjiosif (Crete).

Popular superstitions and intercommunal disputes in end of 19th century Egypt

On the base of the newly discovered historical evidence comprising materials from the French archives and from the 19th century Greek press was analyzed the ethnic conflict between Greeks and Jews in Alexandria in 1881. The article reveals the variety of factors that provoked the outrage against the Jewish community emphasizing the significance of emotions as a factor in understanding of this event.