A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present

A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present

by Jason Thompson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 030747352X

ISBN-13: 9780307473523

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. 

No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely

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In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. 

No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely presented as a comprehensive panorama because scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras—prehistoric, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern—that are not often studied in relation to one another. In this daringly ambitious project, drawing on the most current scholarship as well as his own research, Thompson makes the case that few if any other countries have as many threads of continuity running through their entire historical experience. With its unprecedented scope and lively and readable style, A History of Egypt offers students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307473523
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Maps
 
1. The Gift of the Nile
2. The Birth of Egyptian Civilization: Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt
3. The Old Kingdom
4. The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom
5. The Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom
6. The Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period
7. Ptolemaic Egypt
8. Egypt in the Roman Empire
9. Coptic Egypt
10. The Advent of Islam
11. The Fatimids and Ayyubids
12. The Mamluks
13. Egypt in the Ottoman Empire
14. The Birth of Modern Egypt
15. Mid-Nineteenth-Century Egypt
16. The British Occupation of Egypt
17. The Parliamentary Era
18. Nasser
19. Sadat
20. Mubarak and Beyond
 
Notes
Recommended Reading
Image Sources
Index

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