The Cambridge History of Egypt

The Cambridge History of Egypt

Author: M. W. Daly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521472113

Category: History

Page: 492

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The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history through thirteen centuries, from the Arab conquest to the present day. The two-volume survey considers the political, socio-economic, and cultural history of the world's oldest state, summarizing the debates and providing insight into current controversies. As today's Egypt reclaims a leading role in the Islamic, Arab, and Afro-Asian worlds, the project stands as testimony to its complex and vibrant past. Volume 2 traces Egypt's modern history from the Ottoman conquest to the end of the twentieth century. A wide range of scholars from the humanities and social sciences have been brought together to explore the history of the period. Their conclusions reflect the work of traditional scholarship and also indicate present trends and future directions in historical writing in Egypt.

The Cambridge History of Africa

The Cambridge History of Africa

Author: J. D. Fage

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521215927

Category: History

Page: 898

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Specialists in various aspects of African history and civilization contribute to an integrated portrait of internal and foreign influences on the course of Africa's development

The History of Egypt

The History of Egypt

Author: Glenn Earl Perry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322648

Category: History

Page: 184

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Provides students and general readers with a concise introduction to the history of Egypt. For all the significance that Egypt's history possesses, the role that Egypt has played in civilization has been a very inconsistent one. 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. And yet, 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 over the past half century, and in the dynamic situations, the people, and events behind it, 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.

The Cambridge History of Turkey

The Cambridge History of Turkey

Author: Kate Fleet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521620953

Category: History

Page: 652

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Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of Turkey covers the period from 1603 to 1839.

The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: I. E. S. Edwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521077915

Category: History

Page: 1094

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Part II of volume I deals with the history of the Near East from about 3000 to 1750 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could again flourish. In Western Asia, Babylonia was the main centre and source of civilisation, and her moral, though not always her military, hegemony was recognized and accepted by the surrounding countries of Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Elam. The history of the region is traced from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, the most significant developments being the invention of writing in the Uruk period, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the centralized bureaucracy under the Third Dynasty of Ur.