A History of Egypt: From the Arab Conquest to the Present / Edition 2

A History of Egypt: From the Arab Conquest to the Present / Edition 2

by Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot, Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot, Al-Sayyid Marsot Afaf Lutfi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521700760

ISBN-13: 9780521700764

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Egypt occupies a central position in the Arab world. Its borders between sand and sea have existed for millennia and yet, for centuries, until 1952, the country was ruled by foreigners, remote from its neighbours. Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot's book explores the paradoxes of Egypt's history in a new edition of her successful A Short History of Modern Egypt. Charting

Overview

Egypt occupies a central position in the Arab world. Its borders between sand and sea have existed for millennia and yet, for centuries, until 1952, the country was ruled by foreigners, remote from its neighbours. Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot's book explores the paradoxes of Egypt's history in a new edition of her successful A Short History of Modern Egypt. Charting the years from the Arab conquest, through the age of the mamluks, Egypt's incorporation into the Ottoman Empire, the liberal experiment in constitutional government in the early twentieth century, followed by the Nasser and Sadat years, the new edition takes the story up to the present day. During the Mubarak era, Egyptians have seen major changes at home with the rise of globalization and its effects on their economy, the advent of new political parties, the entrenchment of Islamic fundamentalism and the consequent changing attitudes to women. The author explores these developments and what they have meant for the Egyptian people. This short history is ideal for students and for travellers visiting the region for the first time.

About the Author:
Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California at Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521700764
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
963,830
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents


List of maps     viii
Preface     ix
The Arab conquest of Egypt to the end of the Ayyubi dynasty, 639-1250     1
The age of the mamluks, 1250-1516     31
The Ottoman age, 1516-1805     48
The beginning of the state system, 1805-1922     65
The liberal experiment, 1922-52     98
The Nasser years, 1952-70     127
From Sadat to Mubarak, 1970 to the present day     156
Select bibliography     178
Index     182

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