Even the gross inequalities of modern egypt are mirrored by the malnourished skeletons of the ancient. All about history book of ancient egypt internet archive. Egypt has one of the oldest civilizations and proudest national histories in the world with a. The cambridge history of egypt offers the first comprehensive englishlanguage treatment of egyptian history through thirteen centuries, from the arab conquest to the present day. The history of egypt has been long and wealthy, due to the flow of the nile river with its fertile. The soldiers are seen not as an isolated elite living in fear of the local populations, but as relatively wellintegrated into local communities. English language or englishtranslation books covering egyptian history, culture, politics, and literature from any. The history and culture of ancient and modern egypt ebook by. The modern republic of egypt was founded in 1953, and with the complete withdrawal of british forces from the suez. Egypt occupies a central position in the arab world. Soldier and society in roman egypt provides a complete reassessment of the impact of the roman army on local societies, and convincingly challenges the orthodox picture.
Egypt, country located in the northeastern corner of africa. A short history of modern egypt is an excellent short book. In under l50 pages, professor afaf marsot has managed to give a coherent picture of egypt since the arabmuslim conquest in the year ad 639. An introduction to the history of modern arabic literature in egypt an introduction to the history of modern arabic literature in egypt by j. A short history of modern egypt by afaf lutfi alsayyid marsot. Vatikiotis the modern history of egypt is an attempt to provide a comprehensive account of its eponymous topic in the traditional style of high political analysis. Editors top picks world wonders these are the most peaceful countries on the planet. Anatomy of a civilisation, which is slightly more complicated, because it represents a reassessment of ancient egypt right. Yasmine mariam kloth, a young egyptianamerican writer, offers a literary. Conflict and crisis in the eastern mediterranean 2008. In his novel cairo modern, mahfouz wraps a 1930s cairo around the.
It depends a bit on what aspect of ancient egypt particularly interests you. Afaf alsayyid marsot explores the paradoxes of egypt s history in a new edition of her successful a short history of modern egypt. Its limitation is of course that mubarak is too late and the arab spring was yet to be sprung when it was written. With summer coming up, its high time to get your holiday reading list in order. A military history of modern egypt from the ottoman. The rich, intense story offers an inside view of modern egypt as the country attempts to emerge from british occupation and forge its own identity. The history of modern egypt comprehensively covers this turbulent history, helping to explain and sort through all the different forces at play in egypt over the last 215 years. This is, to my mind, one of the most original pieces of scholarship on ancient egypt published in the last 50 years and there is a particular connection to me, because the author, barry kemp, was my lecturer at. But in fact, the first celebrations of motherhood occurred right here in egypt as part of a pharaonic tradition.
Its not so much about ancient egypt as about the modern obsession with. Its borders between sand and sea have existed for millennia and yet, until 1952, the country was ruled by foreigners. The egyptian texts, edited with translations english budge, e. The literature of the ancient egyptians english budge, e. A short history of modern egypt afaf lutfi alsayyid. Begins with an examination of the arab conquest, the. Provides an excellent understanding of egyptian politics in the period i was looking at ie 1939 to 1980. Download in pdf, epub, and mobi format for read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The twovolume survey considers the political, socioeconomic, and cultural history of the worlds oldest state, summarising the debates and providing insight into current controversies. English books on modern egypt english language or englishtranslation books covering egyptian history, culture, politics, and literature from any point in the postottoman period through contemporary times. Books related to the history and culture of ancient and modern egypt. A history of modern egypt and anglo egyptian relations.
As such, although the author touches upon social developments on occasion, the majority of his work focuses on the machinations of major figures and, despite several genuine attempts to move away from this direction, often. This has remained my mostthumbed book on ancient egypt for the last 23 years. History of islammodern periodegypt wikibooks, open. Pharaonic egypt thrived for some 3,000 years through a series of native dynasties that were. Egypts heartland, the nile river valley and delta, was the home of one of the principal civilizations of the ancient middle east and, like mesopotamia farther east, was the site of one of the worlds earliest urban and literate societies. While the alexandria quartet by lawrence durrell will give you much of the background to the history of alexandria and egypt. Download an introduction to the history of modern arabic. Egyptian ideas of the future life english budge, e. At the same time, it examines and analyzes all of the different religious, political, foreign, and military issues that continue to affect egypt today. The lure of egyptology is as old as the pyramids themselves.
Few books make so uptodate and thorough a survey of what is known, in a form suited for the general reader, as this fine work, first published as recently as 1952, and now with a new introduction for this edition by the author. Vatikiotis 1980, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. What are some good books for learning about the history of. Books on egypt modern history from the age of napoleon to the suez crisis, nasser and the 21st century from broughs books. Both osmans and bradleys books suggest egypts rupture had clear omens and is not. Ancient religions before christianity, you will meet the fascinating, ancient polytheistic peoples of the mediterranean and beyond, their many gods and goddesses, and their public and private worship practices, as you come to appreciate the foundational role religion played in their lives. Volume 2 traces egypts modern history from the ottoman conquest to the end of the twentieth century. Accessible book, administration, colonies, history, politics and. As todays egypt reclaims a leading role in the islamic, arab, and afroasian worlds, the project stands as testimony to its complex and vibrant past. Whether youre interested in egypts early and modern history. A history and a guide has been called one of the best travel books ever written, a spongy read about an ancient city thats had its share of western suitors. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.1002 1625 248 361 718 429 1281 582 1260 573 914 496 811 469 566 386 1408 730 1293 523 430 557 1429 1194 292 1001 428 151 1426 186 614 971 1535 1399 1356 1112 1199 237 1125 89 617 1447 1039 1114 649