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Modern Egypt : the formation of a nation-state /
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2004.
description
xii, 242 p. : map.
ISBN
0813338867
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imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2004.
isbn
0813338867
catalogue key
4756702
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1989-05:
Goldschmidt's A Concise History of the Middle East (CH, Dec '79) has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most popular and reliable college textbooks in the field. Goldschmidt (Pennsylvania State) has repeated his virtuoso performance by producing a scholarly and readable guide to the evolution of modern Egypt into a nation-state. The book is a masterful history of the Middle East's premier state, based on the most up-to-date research on Egypt and its neighbors. It combines description and analysis in just the right proportions and, in keeping with its subtitle, accords greater weight to the more dramatic nationalist post-WW II period than on the achievements of Muhammed Ali, "the founder of modern Egypt," or its sequel, the British occupation beginning in 1882. In Chapter 7, "The Turning Point," Goldschmidt sets the pace for the vast transformations produced by Nasser's revolution, both at home and abroad. He then traces the interaction between domestic and foreign policies that provide the dialectic framework for understanding the twists and turns of Sadat's rule. The author's approach is strictly political throughout, and can be recommended as the best way for coming to grips with all the other dimensions of Egyptian life. Guidance is provided in a critical bibliographical essay. This admirable book, the best of its kind, should appeal to students, scholars, and general readers. A. Silvera Bryn Mawr College
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Arthur Goldschmidt presents a survey of Egyptian history since the mid-18th century. He focuses on Egypt's evolution as a nation-state and dispels many common misconceptions about Egypt's recent history.
Main Description
This book is centered on Egypt's relatively early development as a nation and as a state and is written in language readily understandable to students or adult readers without prior background in Egyptian history, society, and culture.
Main Description
This second edition of scholar Arthur Goldschmidt presents a concise survey of Egyptian history since the mid-eighteenth century. It focuses on Egypt's evolution as a nation-state, dispelling common misconceptions about Egypt's modern history. Professor Goldschmidt calls upon recent Egyptian and Western scholarship to document pivotal points, such as the 1952 revolution, and to illuminate controversies, such as those surrounding Sadat's role in the 1973 war with Israel. Modern Egypt is anecdotal as well as authoritative, covering social history, religion, politics, economics, military history, geography, and even the psychology of selected leaders. Faruq's impotence, Nasir's paranoia, and Sadat's glamour are all presented as they relate to policy motivations and outcomes. Modern Egypt paves the way to a clear understanding of events leading up to the Camp David accords of 1978 and then points beyond them to the emergent Muslim opposition, Sadat's assassination, and Mubarak's regime.This book is directed to students, journalists, diplomats, foreign visitors and long-term residents, and businesspeople who need to be familiar with Egypt, its role in Middle East affairs, and its involvement with the nations of the world."
Main Description
This second edition of scholar Arthur Goldschmidt presents a concise survey of Egyptian history since the mid-eighteenth century. It focuses on Egypt's evolution as a nation-state, dispelling common misconceptions about Egypt's modern history. Professor Goldschmidt calls upon recent Egyptian and Western scholarship to document pivotal points, such as the 1952 revolution, and to illuminate controversies, such as those surrounding Sadat's role in the 1973 war with Israel.Modern Egyptis anecdotal as well as authoritative, covering social history, religion, politics, economics, military history, geography, and even the psychology of selected leaders. Faruq's impotence, Nasir's paranoia, and Sadat's glamour are all presented as they relate to policy motivations and outcomes.Modern Egyptpaves the way to a clear understanding of events leading up to the Camp David accords of 1978 and then points beyond them to the emergent Muslim opposition, Sadat's assassination, and Mubarak's regime.This book is directed to students, journalists, diplomats, foreign visitors and long-term residents, and businesspeople who need to be familiar with Egypt, its role in Middle East affairs, and its involvement with the nations of the world."
Short Annotation
Arthur Goldschmidt presents a survey of Egyptian history since the mid-18th century.

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