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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521877172

ISBN-13: 9780521877176

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, until 1952, the country was ruled by foreigners. Afaf al-Sayyid Marsot explores the paradoxes of Egypt's history in an updated edition of her successful A Short History of Modern Egypt. Charting the years from the Arab conquest, through the age of…  See more details below

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Egypt occupies a central position in the Arab world. Its borders between sand and sea have existed for millennia and yet, until 1952, the country was ruled by foreigners. Afaf al-Sayyid Marsot explores the paradoxes of Egypt's history in an updated 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 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. This short history is ideal for students and travelers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521877176
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Arab conquest of Egypt to the end of the Ayyubi dynasty, 639–1250; 2. The age of the mamluks, 1250–1516; 3. The Ottoman age, 1516–1805; 4. The beginning of the state system, 1805–1922; 5. The liberal experiment, 1922–52; 6. The Nasser years, 1952–70; 7. From Sadat to Mubarak, 1970 to the present day; Select bibliography.

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