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Author Petry, Carl F., 1943-

Title The Cambridge history of Egypt. Volume 1, 640-1517 / edited by Carl F. Petry
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (672 pages)
Series The Cambridge history of Egypt
Summary 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
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013)
Subject Egypt -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139053372 (ebook)
113905337X (ebook)