A history of Egypt: from earliest times to the present

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Anchor Books,
Pub. Date:
2009, c2008.
Language:
English
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In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely presented as a comprehensive panorama because scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras—prehistoric, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern—that are not often studied in relation to one another. In this daringly ambitious project, drawing on the most current scholarship as well as his own research, Thompson makes the case that few if any other countries have as many threads of continuity running through their entire historical experience. With its unprecedented scope and lively and readable style,A History of Egypt offers students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile.
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9780307473523
030747352
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table_of_contents The gift of the Nile -- The birth of Egyptian civilization : predynastic and early dynastic Egypt -- The Old Kingdom -- The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom -- The Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom -- The Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period -- Ptolemaic Egypt -- Egypt in the Roman Empire -- Coptic Egypt -- The advent of Islam -- The Fatimids and Ayyubids -- The Mamluks -- Egypt in the Ottoman Empire -- The birth of modern Egypt -- Mid-nineteenth-century Egypt -- The British occupation of Egypt -- The Parliamentary Era -- Nasser -- Sadat -- Mubarak and beyond.
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