History of Egypt

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For all the significance that Egypt's history possesses, it's role in civilization has been inconsistent. In ancient times it occupied a sustained and elevated place as a world leader, while after the Arab-Islamic conquest of the 7th century it has been almost continually dominated by various foreign rulers. However, despite its variable political status, Egypt has never ceased to play a central role in the development of the Arab and Islamic world. Anyone interested in the history of Egypt -- and in the dynamic situations, people, and events behind the history -- will benefit from Perry's accessible and engaging investigation.

With an emphasis on the past half-century, Egypt's national development through successive periods is traced throughout this work, with four full chapters dedicated to the "liberal" period, Nasir, Sadat, and Mubarak. Perry also discusses Egypt's more general role in the development of the larger Arab-Islamic community. Biographical sketches, a timeline, a glossary and a biographical essay further augment this work, which is ideal for students as well as for the general reader interested in Egypt's history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313322648
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

GLENN E. PERRY is Professor of Political Science at Indiana State University, where he has taught since 1970.

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Table of Contents

Series foreword
Timeline of historical events
1 Egypt today 1
2 Ancient Egypt 19
3 Islamic Egypt to 1798 37
4 From Bonaparte to the British 55
5 "Liberal" Egypt 73
6 Nasir's revolutionary era 89
7 Sadat and counterrevolution 111
8 The Mubarak era 129
Notable people in the history of Egypt 149
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