The Cambridge History of Egypt

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Overview

The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history through thirteen centuries, from the Arab conquest to the present day. The two-volume survey considers the political, socio-economic and cultural history of the world's oldest state, summarizing the debates and providing insight into current controversies. As today's Egypt reclaims a leading role in the Islamic, Arab and Afro-Asian worlds, the project stands as testimony to its complex and vibrant past. Volume 1 addresses the period from the Arab invasion in 640 to the Ottoman conquest in
1517. It opens with a discussion of the preceding centuries to illustrate the legacy of ancient Egypt, and then progresses chronologically according to the major dynastic episodes. Authors have been encouraged to address their topics in the light of new research. The combination of political history and contemporary theory will ensure its value as a reference and research tool.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It is a pleasure to crack the pages of The Cambridge History of Egypt, a new, long-overdue enterprise in a venerable series." The Historian

"...the editor of this volume has delivered a work to which readers can turn with some confidence for the narrative backbone of Egyption history from the Arab conquest in the seventh century to the Ottoman conquest in the sixteenth..." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"All in all, the two volumes of The Cambridge History of Egypt are well edited, thoroughly documented, handsomely presented, and dignified by the research and writing of always a competent and in several instances brilliant scholars. Both volumes are aimed at a readership, whether general or specialized, that will hopefully take advantage of this ambitious and even quite monumental undertaking to deepen its appreciation of Egypt's historical grandeur." International Journal of African Historical Studies

"The scope of this book, its content, and the information provided by the authors will make it an indispensable resource for students and teachers. And because of the inclusion of significant issues and controversies in the history of Egypt and its society and in providing a rich bibliography of primary sources and modern studies, this book will also become a valuable springboard for those who want to do research on Islamic Egypt...this volume is an impressive achievement...this book should have a lasting value." American Historical Review

"...will stand as a basic resource on Egypt for at least a generation." Choice

"The Cambridge History of Egypt is an excellent work, indispensable for research specialists and survey lectures alike. My hat is off to editor/author Petry and the other seventeen author for their accomplishment." Mesa Bulletin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521068857
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2008
  • Series: Cambridge History of Egypt Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 645
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Egypt under Roman rule: the legacy of Ancient Egypt Robert K. Ritner; 2. Egypt on the eve of the Muslim conquest Walter E. Kaegi; 3. Egypt as a province in the Islamic Caliphate, 641–868 Hugh Kennedy; 4. Autonomous Egypt from Ibn Tulun to Kafur, 868–969 Thierry Bianquis; 5. The Ismaili Da'wa and the Fatimid Caliphate Paul E. Walker; 6. The Fatimid state, 969–1171 Paula A. Sanders; 7. The non-Muslim communities: the Christian community Terry G. Wilfong; 8. The non-Muslim communities: the Jewish community Norman A. Stillman; 9. The Crusader era and the Ayubbid dynasty Michael Chamberlain; 10. The Bahri Mamluk Sultanate, 1250–1390 Linda S. Northrup; 11. The regime of the Circassian Mamluks Jean-Claude Garcin; 12. The monetary history of Egypt, 642–1517 Warren C. Schultz; 13. Art and architecture in the medieval period Irene A. Bierman; 14. Culture and society during the late Middle Ages Jonathan P. Berkey; 15. Historiography of the Ayyubid and Mamluk epochs Donald P. Little; 16. Egypt in the world system of the later Middle Ages R. Stephen Humphreys; 17. The military institution and innovation in the late Mamluk period Carl F. Petry; 18. The Ottoman occupation Michael Winter.
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