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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...

  • Revolutionary Egyptby Reem Abou-El-Fadl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In 2011 the world watched as Egyptians rose up against a dictator. Observers marveled at this sudden rupture, and honed in on the heroes of Tahrir Square. Revolutionary Egypt analyzes this tumultuous period from multiple perspectives, bringing together experts on the Middle East from disciplines as diverse as political economy, comparative politics... more...

  • Landscape Transformations and the Archaeology of Impactby W. Perry

    Springer 1999; US$ 101.00

    In 1984, Perry went to Swaziland, in southern Africa, to do archaeological fieldwork on the emergence of the Swazi state. He concentrated on the unsanctioned realms of the recent history, the Mfecane/Difaqane period, and soon discovered that no archaeology had been undertaken and that the official r more...

  • Nasser's Blessed Movementby Joel Gordon

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 139.99

    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...

  • Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle Eastby Yaseen Noorani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • 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...