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The Cambridge history of Egypt /
general editor, M. W. Daly.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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2 v.
ISBN
0521471370 (hb)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
isbn
0521471370 (hb)
contents note
v. 1. Islamic Egypt, 640-1571 / edited by Carl F. Petry -- v. 2. Modern Egypt, from 1517 to the end of the twentieth century / edited by M. W. Daly.
catalogue key
2273277
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-07-01:
The 18 scholars who have contributed to this volume have published extensively and established reputations in the field of Egyptian and Islamic history. Though the volume covers the years from 640 to 1517, the first two chapters are devoted to the pre-Islamic period to emphasize the legacy of pre-Islamic Egypt. There are seven chapters on political history, organized according to dynasties; two chapters treat the Fatimids. Other chapters discuss the Christian and Jewish communities, as well as monetary history, art and architecture, culture and society, historiography, military institutions, and finally, the Ottoman conquest. Stephen Humphreys's chapter "Egypt in the World System of the Late Middle Ages" deserves special mention because it introduces the "world system" concept to a region outside Europe. The volume has a useful glossary, an excellent bibliography, and an index that would have been more useful had it been annotated. Nevertheless, the volume will stand as a basic resource on Egypt for at least a generation. Upper-division undergraduates and above. F. Ahmad University of Massachusetts at Boston
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Review of the hardback: '... a notable scholarly achievement ... the main contribution of the editor, Carl F. Petry, in making this book an important landmark in the modern historiography of Muslim Egypt, lies in his broad vision of the history of Egypt and its people.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam
Review of the hardback: ' ... this excellent volume is a reliable summary of recent research in the field.' Amalia Levanoni, University of Haifa
"The Cambridge History of Egypt is an excellent work, indispensable for research specialists and survey lectures alike. My hat is off to editor/author Petry and the other seventeen author for their accomplishment." Mesa Bulletin
"...the editor of this volume has delivered a work to which readers can turn with some confidence for the narrative backbone of Egyption history from the Arab conquest in the seventh century to the Ottoman conquest in the sixteenth..." Journal of Interdisciplinary History
' ... this excellent volume is a reliable summary of recent research in the field.' Amalia Levanoni, University of Haifa
' … this excellent volume is a reliable summary of recent research in the field.'Amalia Levanoni, University of Haifa
"...will stand as a basic resource on Egypt for at least a generation." Choice
"The scope of this book, its content, and the information provided by the authors will make it an indispensable resource for students and teachers. And because of the inclusion of significant issues and controversies in the history of Egypt and its society and in providing a rich bibliography of primary sources and modern studies, this book will also become a valuable springboard for those who want to do research on Islamic Egypt...this volume is an impressive achievement...this book should have a lasting value." American Historical Review
'... a fine addition to any personal or institutional library with interest in the Islamic world ... the authors and editors are to be congratulated.' Journal of the American Oriental Society
"It is a pleasure to crack the pages of The Cambridge History of Egypt, a new, long-overdue enterprise in a venerable series." The Historian
Review of the hardback: '... a fine addition to any personal or institutional library with interest in the Islamic world ... the authors and editors are to be congratulated.' Journal of the American Oriental Society
‘… a fine addition to any personal or institutional library with interest in the Islamic world … the authors and editors are to be congratulated.’Journal of the American Oriental Society
"All in all, the two volumes of The Cambridge History of Egypt are well edited, thoroughly documented, handsomely presented, and dignified by the research and writing of always a competent and in several instances brilliant scholars. Both volumes are aimed at a readership, whether general or specialized, that will hopefully take advantage of this ambitious and even quite monumental undertaking to deepen its appreciation of Egypt's historical grandeur." International Journal of African Historical Studies
'... a notable scholarly achievement ... the main contribution of the editor, Carl F. Petry, in making this book an important landmark in the modern historiography of Muslim Egypt, lies in his broad vision of the history of Egypt and its people.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam
‘… a notable scholarly achievement … the main contribution of the editor, Carl F. Petry, in making this book an important landmark in the modern historiography of Muslim Egypt, lies in his broad vision of the history of Egypt and its people.’Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam
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The Cambridge History of Egypt offers a comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history from the Arab conquest to the present day. The two-volume survey summarizes the debates and controversies. Volume 1 addresses the period from the Arab invasion to the Ottoman conquest, combining political history and contemporary theoretical analysis.
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The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history from the Arab conquest to the present day. The two-volume survey summarises the debates and controversies. Volume 1 addresses the period from the Arab invasion to the Ottoman conquest, combining political history and contemporary theoretical analysis.
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The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history from the Arab conquest through thirteen centuries. The two-volume survey considers its political, socio-economic and cultural history, summarising the debates and providing insight into current controversies. Volume 1 addresses the period from the Arab invasion to the Ottoman conquest. It opens with a discussion of ancient Egypt, and then progresses according to the major dynastic episodes.
Main Description
The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history through thirteen centuries, from the Arab conquest to the present day. The two-volume survey considers the political, socio-economic and cultural history of the world's oldest state, summarizing the debates and providing insight into controversies. As Egypt reclaims a leading role in the Islamic, Arab and Afro-Asian worlds, the project stands as testimony to its complex and vibrant past. Volume 1 addresses the period from the Arab invasion in 640 to the Ottoman conquest in 1517. It opens with a discussion of the preceding centuries to illustrate the legacy of ancient Egypt, and then progresses chronologically according to the major dynastic episodes. Authors have been encouraged to address their topics in the light of new research.
Main Description
The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history through thirteen centuries, from the Arab conquest to the present day. The two-volume survey considers the political, socio-economic and cultural history of the world's oldest state, summarizing the debates and providing insight into current controversies. As today's Egypt reclaims a leading role in the Islamic, Arab and Afro-Asian worlds, the project stands as testimony to its complex and vibrant past. Volume 1 addresses the period from the Arab invasion in 640 to the Ottoman conquest in 1517. It opens with a discussion of the preceding centuries to illustrate the legacy of ancient Egypt, and then progresses chronologically according to the major dynastic episodes. Authors have been encouraged to address their topics in the light of new research. The combination of political history and contemporary theory will ensure its value as a reference and research tool.
Description for Bookstore
The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history from the Arab conquest through thirteen centuries. The two-volume survey considers its political, socio-economic and cultural history, summarising the debates and providing insight into current controversies. Volume 1 addresses the period from the Arab invasion to the Ottoman conquest. It opens with a discussion of ancient Egypt, and then progresses according to the major dynastic episodes. The combination of political history and contemporary theory will ensure its value as a reference and research tool.
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'The Cambridge History of Egypt' offers an English-language treatment of Egyptian history through 13 centuries, from the Arab conquest to the present day.
Table of Contents
Egypt under Roman rule: the legacy of Ancient Egypt
Egypt on the eve of the Muslim conquest
Egypt as a province in the Islamic Caliphate, 641-868
Autonomous Egypt from Ibn Tulun to Kafur, 868-969
The Ismaili Da'wa and the Fatimid Caliphate
The Fatimid state, 969-1171
The non-Muslim communities: the Christian community
The non-Muslim communities: the Jewish community Norman
The Crusader era and the Ayubbid dynasty
The Bahri Mamluk Sultanate, 1250-1390
The regime of the Circassian
The monetary history of Egypt, 642-1517
Art and architecture in the medieval period
Culture and society during the late Middle Ages
Historiography of the Ayyubid and Mamluk epochs
Egypt in the world system of the later Middle Ages
The military institution and innovation in the late Mamluk period
The Ottoman occupation
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