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  • Isma'il Sidqi, 1875-1950by Malak Badrawi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    Traces the life of Isma'il Sidqi - twice Egyptian Prime Minister, in 1930 and in 1946, and opponent of Egypt's disastrous 1948 decision to intervene in Palestine - and seeks to interpret his motives and actions in the light of his own statements. more...

  • Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiungby Reiner Klingholz

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 24.16

    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...

  • 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...

  • CultureShock! Egyptby Susan L. Wilson

    Marshall Cavendish 2009; US$ 12.99

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Egypt more...

  • The Fateful Journeyby Robert Joost Willink

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    This compelling, richly illustrated work recounts the African journeys of the intrepid Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1835-1869). Heiress to a huge fortune -she was at the time the richest woman in the country - and bored with the royal court intrigues in The Hague, Tinne left for Egypt and Sudan accompanied by her mother Henriette Tinne-Van Capellen,... 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...

  • 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...