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  • CultureShock! Egyptby Susan L. Wilson

    Marshall Cavendish 2009; US$ 12.99

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Egypt 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$ 32.99

    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$ 33.00

    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...

  • The Discovery of the Source of the Nileby John Hanning Speke

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The journals of John Hanning Speke, the British Indian Army officer who was the first European to discover Lake Victoria, the source of the River Nile. more...

  • Americans in Egypt, 1770–1915by Cassandra Vivian

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    The voices of Americans have long been absent from studies of modern Egypt. Most scholars assume that Americans were either not in Egypt in significant numbers during the nineteenth century or had little of importance to say. This volume shows that neither was the case by introducing and relating the experiences and attitudes of 15 American personalities... 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...

  • Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egyptby Anthony Gorman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book deals with the relationship between historical scholarship and politics in twentieth century Egypt. It examines the changing roles of the academic historian, the university system, the state and non-academic scholarship and the tension between them in contesting the modern history of Egypt. In a detailed discussion of the literature, the... more...

  • A Place That Matters Yetby Sara Byala

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    A Place That Matters Yet unearths the little-known story of Johannesburg?s MuseumAfrica, a South African history museum that embodies one of the most dynamic and fraught stories of colonialism and postcolonialism, its life spanning the eras before, during, and after apartheid. Sara Byala, in examining this story, sheds new light not only on racism... more...

  • Egyptian Revolution 2.0by Mohammed el-Nawawy; Sahar Khamis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book will shed light on the growing phenomenon of cyberactivism in the Arab world, with a special focus on the Egyptian political blogosphere and its role in paving the way to democratization and socio-political change in Egypt, which culminated in Egypt's historical popular revolution. more...