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  • Nasserby Joel Gordon

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    To cite an old Egyptian cliche, Nasser (1918-1970) was the 'first Egyptian to rule Egypt since Cleopatra.' Deposing the corrupt king Farouk, abolishing the monarchy and negotiating the withdrawal of the British, Nasser was truly beloved by millions. Even after catastrophic military disaster in the 'Six-Day War' of 1967, having resigned in humiliation,... more...

  • Mehmed Aliby Khaled Fahmy

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Kavalali Mehmed Ali Pasha (c. 1770 – 1849), often dubbed "the founder of modern Egypt", was one of the most important figures in the history of the Ottoman Empire. Born in what is now Greece, and seemingly headed for an everyday existence as a married tobacco trader, he joined the Ottoman army at the age of thirty, and went on to become the ruler... more...

  • Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971)by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 64.95

    Central to CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein's career has been the mission to introduce America's military leaders to Arabic works of military significance. Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for all things Russian during the Cold War in order to understand the Soviets, the war on al-Qaida and the complex nuances of the Arab Spring demand... more...

  • Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiungby Reiner Klingholz

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 20.22

    Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die Ökosysteme unter der Last von über sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer höheren Ansprüchen ächzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben... more...

  • The Politics of Egyptby Ninette S. Fahmy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses two important matters of current concern to Middle East scholars: firstly, the nature of the Egyptian state and society and the interactive process between them and secondly, how change, which would finally lead to development, can be initiated. The book argues that the Egyptian case represents a weak authoritarian state, which... more...

  • Facebook Revolutions? Social Media und der politische Wandel in Ägyptenby Katrin Hillenbrand

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 14.00

    Auf dem Tahrir-Platz in Kairo geschieht im Januar 2011 etwas, mit dem die Welt nicht gerechnet hatte: Nach 30 Jahren der Diktatur unter Husni Mubarak steht das ägyptische Volk auf und fordert seine Rechte ein. Was kurz zuvor in Tunesien geschah, steht nun auch dem Regime am Nil bevor, viele weitere arabische Staaten werden ihrem Beispiel folgen.Ausgerüstet... more...

  • Nasser's Blessed Movementby Joel Gordon

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 119.99

    A critical analysis of a key period in the formation of modern Egypt, the early years of military rule following the coup of 1952. It explores Nasser's emergence as the leader of the military junta and his programme of economic reform, which made Egypt a leader among developing nations. more...

  • Battle of Tofrekby William Galloway

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49

    A reprint of a limited edition of only 500 copies of William Galloway's detailed account of the Battle of Tofrek, fought on March 22nd 1885, an engagement which only narrowly avoided becoming another Isandhlwana - a British military disaster. Tofrek was fought between the advance guard of General Graham's Suakin Field Force under General John... more...

  • Mobilizing Islamby Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    The book explains how Islamist groups captured the hearts and minds of educated youth in Egypt. It focuses on the first twelve years of Hosni Mubarak's presidency, from 1981 to 1993, the period when participation in the movement reached its peak and before a wave of repression brought it to an abrupt end. more...

  • Old Treacheries And New Deceitsby Stephen Chan

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 21.88

    In this timely and essential book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it is poised to change and what the repercussions are likely to be across the continent. The author focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, all of which have remained interconnected since the end... more...