Culture And Customs Of Egypt / Edition 1

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Overview

Modern Egypt blends African history and geography with Arab culture and religion. With its position at the crossroads of Africa, its status as a major Islamic nation, and continuing interest in its ancient monuments, Egypt makes for fascinating study. This volume provides an accessible, up-to-date overview of a society that greatly evolved, yet retains traces of attitudes and behaviors from the days of the Pharaohs.

This volume's insights into everyday life, sociopolitical structures, and cultural institutions transcend ordinary guide books. Asante, a noted Africanist, authoritatively presents the richness of Egypt from the Nile to the Nubian influence, to Cairo congestion and carpet schools. Chapters describe the land, people, history, education, tourism, religion, art and architecture, food, social customs and lifestyles, literature, media, cinema, and performing arts. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos enhance the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313317408
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Culture and Customs of Africa
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MOLEFI KETE ASANTE is Professor, Department of African American Studies, Temple University. He is the author of more than 50 books, including The Egyptian Philosophers (2000).

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii
Preface ix
Chronology xi
1 Land, People, and Historical Overview 1
2 Government, Economy, Education, and Tourism 39
3 Religion and Worldview 63
4 Architecture and Art 77
5 Social Customs and Lifestyles 95
6 The Media and Cinema 117
7 Literature, the Performing Arts, and Music 129
Glossary 157
Bibliography 161
Index 165
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