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    Egyptians today are closer to their modern ideal of traditional marriage than they were in the distant past, says Middle East historian Kenneth Cuno, who also teaches a course on the history of the family in both the west and east.

    Egyptians today are closer to their modern ideal of “traditional” marriage than they were in the distant past, says Middle East historian Kenneth Cuno, who also teaches a course on the history of the family in both the west and east.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Kenneth Cuno, call 217-300-4091; email kmcuno@illinois.edu.

    Cuno’s book, “Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt,” was published in March by Syracuse University Press.