A Brief History of Egypt

Editor/Author Goldschmidt, Arthur Jr.
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-0824-7
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 60
Book Status: Available
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Ancient Egypt was one of the longest-lasting civilizations the world has known. Today, Egypt plays a vital role in the politics of the Middle East, and learning about its history, economic pressures, diverse cultures, and social issues is essential to understanding the contemporary Middle East.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Maps
  • Note on Arabic Transliteration and Spelling
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Land and Its People
  • Ancient Egypt (c. 10,000 b.c.e-525 b.c.e.)
  • Persian, Greek, Roman, and Arab Rule (525 B.C.E.-1250 C.E.)
  • Mamluk and Ottoman Rule (1250-1798)
  • Early Westernizing Reform (1798-1879)
  • The British Occupation and Nationalist Resistance (1879-1918)
  • Ambiguous Independence (1918-1936)
  • The Palestine Question and World War II (1936-1952)
  • Military Rule and Arab Nationalism (1952-1961)
  • Arab Socialism (1961-1971)
  • Anwar Sadat (1971-1981)
  • Contemporary Egypt (1981-2007)
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes
  • Glossary of Terms and Organizations
  • Basic Facts about Egypt
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Suggested Reading