A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2008 - 382 ˹
No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. Rarely, however, is this nation's history presented as a comprehensive panorama, since scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras--pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern--that are rarely studied in connection to each other, despite the strong elements of continuity running through all of these periods. But here, historian Jason Thompson has written a cohesive account of Egypt's millennia-long past. In A History of Egypt, readers are offered a sure guide through the sometimes labyrinthine corridors of Egypt's past, from the mysterious predynastic kingdoms to the nation-state of the twenty-first century. The author addresses central scholarly issues such as how Egyptian history can be treated as a whole and how the west has shaped prevailing images of it, both through direct contact and through the lens of western scholarship. Drawing on current historical scholarship as well as his own research, Jason Thompson has written a remarkable work of synthesis and concision, offering students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging one-volume narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile.
 

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Acknowledgments
ix
Maps
xii
The Gift of the Nile 1
xiv
Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt 11
xiv
The Old Kingdom
25
The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom
43
The Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom
59
The Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period
83
The Fatimids and Ayyubids
173
The Mamluks
189
Egypt in the Ottoman Empire
207
The Birth of Modern Egypt
219
MidNineteenthCentury Egypt
235
The British Occupation of Egypt
253
The Parliamentary Era
273
Nasser
293

Ptolemaic Egypt
97
Egypt in the Roman Empire
123
Coptic Egypt
145
The Advent of Islam
163
Sadat
317
Mubarak and Beyond
341
Notes
357
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JASON THOMPSON is the author of Sir Gardiner Wilkinson and His Circle and the editor of Edward William Lanes Description of Egypt (AUC Press, 2000) and An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (AUC Press, 2003).

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