Modern Egypt by Arthur Goldschmidt
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Modern Egypt
By Arthur Goldschmidt

Modern Egypt

The Formation of a Nation-State

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Modern Egypt by Arthur Goldschmidt

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This second edition of scholar Arthur Goldschmidt presents a concise survey of Egyptian history since the mid-eighteenth century. It focuses on Egypt's evolution as a nation-state, dispelling common misconceptions about Egypt's modern history. Professor Goldschmidt calls upon recent Egyptian and Western scholarship to document pivotal points, such as the 1952 revolution, and to illuminate controversies, such as those surrounding Sadat's role in the 1973 war with Israel. Modern Egypt is anecdotal as well as authoritative, covering social history, religion, politics, economics, military history, geography, and even the psychology of selected leaders. Faruq's impotence, Nasir's paranoia, and Sadat's glamour are all presented as they relate to policy motivations and outcomes. Modern Egypt paves the way to a clear understanding of events leading up to the Camp David accords of 1978 and then points beyond them to the emergent Muslim opposition, Sadat's assassination, and Mubarak's regime.This book is directed to students, journalists, diplomats, foreign visitors and long-term residents, and businesspeople who need to be familiar with Egypt, its role in Middle East affairs, and its involvement with the nations of the world. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813338866
ISBN-10: 0813338867
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Re-Envisioning Egypt, 1919-1952 by Arthur Goldschmidt Re-Envisioning Egypt, 1919-1952, Hardback (June 2005)

This book demonstrates that many domestic and regional sociopolitical and cultural changes credited to the 1952 revolutionaries began decades before the July coup. Arguing against the view of the pre-revolutionary era in Egypt as one of decay, the volume considers the 1919-1952 years as integral to nation-state formation and social transformation.

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Author Biography - Arthur Goldschmidt

Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Pennsylvania State University. He is (with Lawrence Davidson) the author of A Concise History of the Middle East, Eighth Edition, and is the author as well of Modern Egypt: Foundation of a Nation-State, Second Edition. He is the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2000 Middle East Studies Association Mentoring Award.

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