Egypt: A Short History

Egypt: A Short History

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by Robert L. Tignor
     
 

"From Hyksos chariots to Egypt's latest venture in the desert, Egypt: A Short History is vintage Robert Tignor: concise, straightforward, and comprehensive. He manages to introduce primers on the sects of Islam, the trajectory of the Ottoman Empire, and other subjects ranging well beyond Egypt. And he gives fair warning: if you want to be

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"From Hyksos chariots to Egypt's latest venture in the desert, Egypt: A Short History is vintage Robert Tignor: concise, straightforward, and comprehensive. He manages to introduce primers on the sects of Islam, the trajectory of the Ottoman Empire, and other subjects ranging well beyond Egypt. And he gives fair warning: if you want to be mummified, your brain will be drawn out through your nose."—John Waterbury, American University of Beirut

"This is a masterpiece. In simple and accessible prose, Robert Tignor builds on his long and deep familiarity with Egyptian history, politics, and economy. The reader comes away with an understanding of what propels Egyptian history over the ages, and an appreciation of the key questions that beleaguer modern Egypt. This book will be of enormous value for general readers, students, and tourists."—Khaled Fahmy, New York University

"Its rare to get the entire history of Egypt between the covers of one book, but that is what this book does, providing a wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable sweep through Egyptian history. Robert Tignor is a great historian and this marvelous book displays his tremendous skill, experience, and knowledge."—J. G. Manning, Yale University

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ISBN-13:
9780691147635
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations vii

Credits ix

Preface xi

CHAPTER ONE: The Land and People 1

CHAPTER TWO: Egypt during the Old Kingdom 26

CHAPTER THREE: The Middle and New Kingdoms 51

CHAPTER FOUR: Nubians, Greeks, and Romans, circa 1200 BCE-632 CE 80

CHAPTER FIVE: Christian Egypt 105

CHAPTER SIX: Egypt within Islamic Empires, 639-969 122

CHAPTER SEVEN: Fatimids, Ayyubids, and Mamluks, 969-1517 146

CHAPTER EIGHT: Ottoman Egypt, 1517-1798 174

CHAPTER NINE: Napoleon Bonaparte, Muhammad Ali, and Ismail: Egypt in the Nineteenth Century 196

CHAPTER TEN: The British Period, 1882-1952 228

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Egypt for the Egyptians, 1952-1981: Nasser and Sadat 256

CHAPTER TWELVE: Mubarak's Egypt 282

CONCLUSION: Egypt through the Millennia 311

Notes 321

Bibliography 327

Index 347

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