Historians in Cairo
Essays in Honor of George Scanlon
Edited by Jill Edwards
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Historians in Cairo by Jill Edwards
Book DescriptionThere can be few if any historians working in the wide field of Middle East Studies who are unacquainted with historian and archaeologist George Scanlon. At different times from the mid-1950s to the present day, he has lived, worked and studied in Egypt. For a major part of that period, he has been associated with the American University in Cairo, where he is currently professor of Islamic art and architecture in the department of Arabic Studies. Although diverse in subject matter, the essays collected in this text present a composite picture of Cairo, and more broadly of Islamic history and culture, from early medieval times to the present. As such they attempt to provide a fitting tribute to one of the most eminent scholars in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774247019
(230mm x 161mm x 27mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Jill Edwards
El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century, Paperback (November 2012)
Anglo-American Relations and the Franco Question, 1945-1955, Hardback (April 1999)» View all books by Jill Edwards
A study of British and American policy towards the Franco question from 1945 to 1955. The book highlights attempts to straddle contradictions in the dual system of the United Nations and the older system of balance of power, and deals with intervention and non-intervention in distasteful regimes.
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Author Biography - Jill Edwards
JILL EDWARDS is professor and chair of the Department of History at the American University in Cairo. Her many publications on modern history include Al-Alamein Revisited: The Battle at al-Alamein and its Historical Implications (AUC Press, 2000).
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