Egypt: A Short History

Egypt: A Short History

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by Robert L. Tignor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691147639

ISBN-13: 9780691147635

Pub. Date: 09/27/2010

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a

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This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of this vibrant and fascinating country, one that has played a central role in world history for millennia--and that continues to do so today.

Respected historian Robert Tignor, who has lived in Egypt at different times over the course of five decades, covers all the major eras of the country's ancient, modern, and recent history. A cradle of civilization, ancient Egypt developed a unique and influential culture that featured a centralized monarchy, sophisticated art and technology, and monumental architecture in the form of pyramids and temples. But the great age of the pharaohs is just the beginning of the story and Egypt: A Short History also gives a rich account of the tumultuous history that followed--from Greek and Roman conquests, the rise of Christianity, Arab-Muslim triumph, and Egypt's incorporation into powerful Islamic empires to Napoleon's 1798 invasion, the country's absorption into the British Empire, and modern, postcolonial Egypt under Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak.

This book provides an indispensable key to Egypt in all its layers--ancient and modern, Greek and Roman, and Christian and Islamic.

Product Details

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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