Its limitation is of course that mubarak is too late and the arab spring was yet to be sprung when it was written. Egyptian ideas of the future life english budge, e. The soldiers are seen not as an isolated elite living in fear of the local populations, but as relatively wellintegrated into local communities. The history of egypt has been long and wealthy, due to the flow of the nile river with its fertile. Accessible book, administration, colonies, history, politics and. An introduction to the history of modern arabic literature in egypt an introduction to the history of modern arabic literature in egypt by j. 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. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. But in fact, the first celebrations of motherhood occurred right here in egypt as part of a pharaonic tradition.
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. 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. Its borders between sand and sea have existed for millennia and yet, until 1952, the country was ruled by foreigners. A short history of modern egypt by afaf lutfi alsayyid marsot. The history of ancient egypt audiobook by bob brier, the. With summer coming up, its high time to get your holiday reading list in order.
The modern republic of egypt was founded in 1953, and with the complete withdrawal of british forces from the suez. English language or englishtranslation books covering egyptian history, culture, politics, and literature from any. Afaf alsayyid marsot explores the paradoxes of egypt s history in a new edition of her successful a short history of modern egypt. 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. Download in pdf, epub, and mobi format for read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The literature of the ancient egyptians english budge, e. Both osmans and bradleys books suggest egypts rupture had clear omens and is not. While the alexandria quartet by lawrence durrell will give you much of the background to the history of alexandria and egypt.
What are some good books for learning about the history of. Download an introduction to the history of modern arabic. A short history of modern egypt is an excellent short book. A military history of modern egypt from the ottoman. Editors top picks world wonders these are the most peaceful countries on the planet. Books on egypt modern history from the age of napoleon to the suez crisis, nasser and the 21st century from broughs books. History of islammodern periodegypt wikibooks, open. This has remained my mostthumbed book on ancient egypt for the last 23 years. As described by william dalrymple in his book from the holy mountain 1996, isbn 0 00 654774 5 pp. The egyptian texts, edited with translations english budge, e. 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. 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.
At the same time, it examines and analyzes all of the different religious, political, foreign, and military issues that continue to affect egypt today. Volume 2 traces egypts modern history from the ottoman conquest to the end of the twentieth century. All about history book of ancient egypt internet archive. A short history of modern egypt afaf lutfi alsayyid. 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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The twovolume survey considers the political, socioeconomic, and cultural history of the worlds oldest state, summarising the debates and providing insight into current controversies. 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. Egypt, country located in the northeastern corner of africa.
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. In his novel cairo modern, mahfouz wraps a 1930s cairo around the. Anatomy of a civilisation, which is slightly more complicated, because it represents a reassessment of ancient egypt right. Pharaonic egypt thrived for some 3,000 years through a series of native dynasties that were. Books related to the history and culture of ancient and modern egypt. Yasmine mariam kloth, a young egyptianamerican writer, offers a literary. The rich, intense story offers an inside view of modern egypt as the country. 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. Its not so much about ancient egypt as about the modern obsession with. 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.
It depends a bit on what aspect of ancient egypt particularly interests you. Whether youre interested in egypts early and modern history. 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. Egypt has one of the oldest civilizations and proudest national histories in the world with a. But so far the best history of modern egypt i can find. Richard alston, soldier and society in roman egypt. It is a common belief that the tradition of mothers day began in the west, originating from greek and roman spring festivals dedicated to maternal goddesses and mothering sunday observed in the european christian tradition since the 1600s. A history of modern egypt and anglo egyptian relations. The history of egypt from the arab conquest in 639 to the present day introduces the reader to the central paradox of egyptian identity the alienation of the. Professor hansfriedrich mueller, of union college in schenectady, new york, makes. Conflict and crisis in the eastern mediterranean 2008. 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.
Begins with an examination of the arab conquest, the. Egypt occupies a central position in the arab world. Provides an excellent understanding of egyptian politics in the period i was looking at ie 1939 to 1980. Even the gross inequalities of modern egypt are mirrored by the malnourished skeletons of the ancient.425 959 883 969 1501 476 1313 1401 352 191 311 60 278 730 1087 186 222 851 929 1230 595 1039 478 122 849 601 1090 206 3 944 1549 1318 154 693 465 697 299 1273 1112 377 989 481 244 458