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  • Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribeby Audrey I. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which... more...

  • Egyptian Foreign Policyby Nael Shama

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Egyptian Foreign Policy from Mubarak to Morsi explores an area rarely touched upon by researchers, the relationship between regime security and the national interest. Concentrating on Egyptian foreign policy under President Hosni Mubarak, this book analyses how it was used to bolster his internal hold on power. In considering Egyptian foreign policy,... more...

  • Anwar Sadatby Joseph Finklestone; Joseph Finklestone Obe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Anwar Sadat's life was shaped by Egypt's national struggle and the conflict between the Arab world and Israel. This biography charts his progress from fanatical nationalist to President of Egypt, and from world statesman to tragic hero, who gave his life in the cause of peace. 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...

  • Hold on to Your Veil, Fatima!by Sanna Negus

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 10.19

    What happened to a former Miss Egypt when she took to wearing the veil under her pilot's cap? Who are the young people posting videos of policemen torturing crime suspects? Where do Coptic Christians celebrate the Holy Family's journey to Egypt? Why is President Hosni Mubarak still ruling Egypt, virtually uncontested, after more than 25 years in power?... 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...

  • CultureShock! Egyptby Susan Wilson

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Egypt is invaluable to anyone who wants to blend into life in the country whose existence revolves around the River Nile. Containing much insight about the Egyptian people—the class system, the importance of family, their sense of honour—this guide also provides useful information and advice for settling into your new home and... more...

  • Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle Eastby Yaseen Noorani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. 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...

  • Hosni Mubarak and the Future of Democracy in Egyptby Dr. Alaa Al-Din Arafat

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    As Mubarak's regimenearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt , Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. more...