A History of Egypt
From the Arab Conquest to the Present 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Al-Sayyid Marsot,Afaf Lutfi
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History of Egypt by Al-Sayyid Marsot,Afaf Lutfi
Book DescriptionEgypt 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521877176
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An updated edition of the successful A Short History of Modern Egypt.
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Author Biography - Al-Sayyid Marsot,Afaf Lutfi
Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her previous publications include Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali (1984) and Women and Men in Late Eighteenth Century Egypt (1995).
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