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Egypt, Mona Russell

Label
Egypt
Title
Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Mona Russell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This handbook provides an overview of the society, culture, geography, history, and politics of contemporary Egypt. The origins of the modern country of Egypt date as far back as the fourth millennium BCE, when the upper and lower kingdoms of Egypt were unified. The distinctive art and grandiose architecture of the ancient Egyptians stand as testaments to an epic past, while contemporary Egypt boasts a vibrant cultural scene and one of the most developed economies in Africa and the Middle East. While such historic monuments as the pyramids at Giza, the Karnak Temple, and the Valley of the Kings draw visitors to Egypt each year, the country is today a large and varied collection of some 79 million people. An important political and cultural force in the Middle East and home to one of Africa's most advanced economies, Egypt is rapidly becoming a major player in the 21st-century world. This comprehensive text examines all facets of life in Egypt, including its land, history, politics, and culture. It is written in a manner that makes the subject accessible and engaging for readers with little prior knowledge about the country, but also provides a critical analysis of the latest research for students and scholars familiar with Egypt and its people. Special attention is given to the historical period following the rise of Islam to enable a greater understanding of Egypt's contemporary government, religious practices, popular culture, and current events."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Mona L
Dewey number
962
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT46
LC item number
.R87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Middle East in focus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Egypt
Label
Egypt, Mona Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-449) and indexes
Contents
  • 1: Geography: -- Introduction -- Physical landscapes -- State formation -- Human landscapes -- Geopolitics -- Conclusion -- 2: History: -- Chronology -- Ancient Egypt: -- Predynastic and Old Kingdom -- First intermediate period, Middle Kingdom, and second intermediate period -- New Kingdom and third intermediate period -- Late period: rise of foreign domination -- Hellenic, Roman, and Coptic: -- Ptolemaic and Roman rule -- Coptic Egypt -- Medieval Egypt: -- Islamic conquest and Umayyad rule -- Abbasid revolution -- Fatimids and Ayyubids -- Mamluks -- Ottoman Egypt: -- Direct rule and Mamluk resurgence -- Beylicate -- French invasion -- Modern Egypt: -- Age of Muhammad Ali -- Ibrahim, Abbas, and Said: the beginnings of a dynasty -- Ismail the magnificent -- British occupation: the veiled protectorate -- World War I, the protectorate, and the 1919 revolution -- Liberal era -- Revolution -- Sadat and Infitah -- Mubarak years -- 3: Government And Politics: -- Independence and Egypt's liberal era: 1922-1952: -- Nostalgia -- Liberal experiment and triangular politics -- Hollow substitutes for democracy, 1952-1976: -- Revolution -- Liberation rally, national union, and Arab Socialist union -- Harsh reality of Nasserist Authoritarianism and the June war -- Sadat: the early years, consolidating power -- Infitah politics, mid-1970s to 2000s: -- Controlled democracy under Sadat -- Mubarak: a path clearly beaten or a clearly beaten path, the first decade -- Elections of the 1990s and the early 2000s -- Dynamism and stagnation in recent politics, 2000 to present -- Egypt's court system -- Conclusion --
  • 4: Economy: -- Overview: -- Egyptian economy today -- Egypt's economic structure -- Egypt's industry: -- Egypt's industrial revolutions -- Corruption and revolution -- Egypt's industries after the revolution -- Labor: -- Labor market conditions in 2012 -- Labor laws and unemployment -- Trade, finance, and Banque-Misr: -- Egyptian financial system -- Recruiting diverse investors for Banque-Mist (Deeb 1976) -- Joint-stock companies established by Banque-Misr, 1929-1939 -- (Banque-Misr 2012) -- Religious guidelines for banking -- Banque-Misr achievements, 1920-1960 -- Trade and finance, 1960-2011 -- January 2011 and its impact on the financial situation -- 5: Society: -- Religion and thought: -- Islam: a way of life -- Islam: the basics -- Islam: a religion of social justice, the origins -- Islam: the misunderstood aspects -- Copts in Egypt -- Forgotten citizens: Jews of Egypt -- We cannot be citizens because there is no field -- Popular religion: Sufism and other trends -- Social classes and ethnicity: -- Ancient Egyptian society: setting the stage -- Riddle of modern Egyptian identity -- Race, religion, and class -- Nineteenth-century change -- From the 1919 revolution to the 1952 revolution -- Social class in the era of Infitah -- Women: -- Introduction -- 1800-1848 -- 1848 to World War I -- World War I, 1919 revolution, and Egypt's liberal era -- 1952 to present -- Culture, religion, and marriage -- Education: -- Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish traditional education -- Birth of the modern educational system -- Egyptian mind occupied -- Liberal era -- Education after the revolution -- 6: Culture: -- Language: -- History -- Language and education -- Arabic in Egypt today -- Etiquette: -- Overview -- Proverbs -- Literature: -- Writers in poetry and fiction -- Respected writers of the past -- Woman's role in Egyptian life and literature -- Female writers -- Latest trends and writers -- Literary journals and magazines -- New literature: literary blogosphere and online presence -- Authors in exile -- New wave publishers and bookshops to whet the reader's appetite -- Art and architecture: -- Overview -- Production and reception of Egyptian art -- Egyptology and Egyptomania -- Art museums with significant collections of Egyptian art -- Egyptian music: -- Ancient Egyptian music -- Coptic music -- Arab music -- Modern music -- Food: -- From ancient to modern -- Today's table -- Holiday foods -- Recipe appendix -- Sports and leisure: -- Introduction -- Coffee, tea, and coffeehouses -- Traditional celebrations -- Less time for fun and games, new venues for play -- Leveling the playing field -- Soccer: the great rivalry and international competition -- Vacations and leisure -- Popular, youth, and consumer culture: -- Consuming desires -- New shopping districts -- From nationalization to Infitah -- Rise of the mall and new fashion trends -- New coffeehouse culture -- Internet culture -- Nightlife: bars, clubs, and discotheques -- Performing arts: theater, dance, film: -- Theater: the beginnings -- Shadow theater -- From the French invasion the British occupation -- Pinnacle of Egyptian theater, 1882-1952 -- Theater after the 1952 revolution -- Dance -- Film -- 7: Contemporary Issues: -- Before and after the revolution -- January 25 movement -- Peace with Israel and the Gaza Border -- HIV and AIDS -- Women, population, and the controversy over female genital mutilation (FGM) -- City of garbage, swine flu, and the culling of the pigs -- Sectarian conflict -- Death of Shaykh Tantawi, a voice of mediation -- Jihad, the U. S. -Egyptian relations, and hope in Obamania -- Egypt: solving problems and the little car that could -- Kick back, relax, and watch -- Glossary and abbreviations -- Facts and figures -- Major holidays in Egyptian culture -- Egypt-related organizations
Control code
ocn729344437
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 508 p.
Isbn
9781598842333
Lccn
2012020948
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1573103
Label
Egypt, Mona Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-449) and indexes
Contents
  • 1: Geography: -- Introduction -- Physical landscapes -- State formation -- Human landscapes -- Geopolitics -- Conclusion -- 2: History: -- Chronology -- Ancient Egypt: -- Predynastic and Old Kingdom -- First intermediate period, Middle Kingdom, and second intermediate period -- New Kingdom and third intermediate period -- Late period: rise of foreign domination -- Hellenic, Roman, and Coptic: -- Ptolemaic and Roman rule -- Coptic Egypt -- Medieval Egypt: -- Islamic conquest and Umayyad rule -- Abbasid revolution -- Fatimids and Ayyubids -- Mamluks -- Ottoman Egypt: -- Direct rule and Mamluk resurgence -- Beylicate -- French invasion -- Modern Egypt: -- Age of Muhammad Ali -- Ibrahim, Abbas, and Said: the beginnings of a dynasty -- Ismail the magnificent -- British occupation: the veiled protectorate -- World War I, the protectorate, and the 1919 revolution -- Liberal era -- Revolution -- Sadat and Infitah -- Mubarak years -- 3: Government And Politics: -- Independence and Egypt's liberal era: 1922-1952: -- Nostalgia -- Liberal experiment and triangular politics -- Hollow substitutes for democracy, 1952-1976: -- Revolution -- Liberation rally, national union, and Arab Socialist union -- Harsh reality of Nasserist Authoritarianism and the June war -- Sadat: the early years, consolidating power -- Infitah politics, mid-1970s to 2000s: -- Controlled democracy under Sadat -- Mubarak: a path clearly beaten or a clearly beaten path, the first decade -- Elections of the 1990s and the early 2000s -- Dynamism and stagnation in recent politics, 2000 to present -- Egypt's court system -- Conclusion --
  • 4: Economy: -- Overview: -- Egyptian economy today -- Egypt's economic structure -- Egypt's industry: -- Egypt's industrial revolutions -- Corruption and revolution -- Egypt's industries after the revolution -- Labor: -- Labor market conditions in 2012 -- Labor laws and unemployment -- Trade, finance, and Banque-Misr: -- Egyptian financial system -- Recruiting diverse investors for Banque-Mist (Deeb 1976) -- Joint-stock companies established by Banque-Misr, 1929-1939 -- (Banque-Misr 2012) -- Religious guidelines for banking -- Banque-Misr achievements, 1920-1960 -- Trade and finance, 1960-2011 -- January 2011 and its impact on the financial situation -- 5: Society: -- Religion and thought: -- Islam: a way of life -- Islam: the basics -- Islam: a religion of social justice, the origins -- Islam: the misunderstood aspects -- Copts in Egypt -- Forgotten citizens: Jews of Egypt -- We cannot be citizens because there is no field -- Popular religion: Sufism and other trends -- Social classes and ethnicity: -- Ancient Egyptian society: setting the stage -- Riddle of modern Egyptian identity -- Race, religion, and class -- Nineteenth-century change -- From the 1919 revolution to the 1952 revolution -- Social class in the era of Infitah -- Women: -- Introduction -- 1800-1848 -- 1848 to World War I -- World War I, 1919 revolution, and Egypt's liberal era -- 1952 to present -- Culture, religion, and marriage -- Education: -- Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish traditional education -- Birth of the modern educational system -- Egyptian mind occupied -- Liberal era -- Education after the revolution -- 6: Culture: -- Language: -- History -- Language and education -- Arabic in Egypt today -- Etiquette: -- Overview -- Proverbs -- Literature: -- Writers in poetry and fiction -- Respected writers of the past -- Woman's role in Egyptian life and literature -- Female writers -- Latest trends and writers -- Literary journals and magazines -- New literature: literary blogosphere and online presence -- Authors in exile -- New wave publishers and bookshops to whet the reader's appetite -- Art and architecture: -- Overview -- Production and reception of Egyptian art -- Egyptology and Egyptomania -- Art museums with significant collections of Egyptian art -- Egyptian music: -- Ancient Egyptian music -- Coptic music -- Arab music -- Modern music -- Food: -- From ancient to modern -- Today's table -- Holiday foods -- Recipe appendix -- Sports and leisure: -- Introduction -- Coffee, tea, and coffeehouses -- Traditional celebrations -- Less time for fun and games, new venues for play -- Leveling the playing field -- Soccer: the great rivalry and international competition -- Vacations and leisure -- Popular, youth, and consumer culture: -- Consuming desires -- New shopping districts -- From nationalization to Infitah -- Rise of the mall and new fashion trends -- New coffeehouse culture -- Internet culture -- Nightlife: bars, clubs, and discotheques -- Performing arts: theater, dance, film: -- Theater: the beginnings -- Shadow theater -- From the French invasion the British occupation -- Pinnacle of Egyptian theater, 1882-1952 -- Theater after the 1952 revolution -- Dance -- Film -- 7: Contemporary Issues: -- Before and after the revolution -- January 25 movement -- Peace with Israel and the Gaza Border -- HIV and AIDS -- Women, population, and the controversy over female genital mutilation (FGM) -- City of garbage, swine flu, and the culling of the pigs -- Sectarian conflict -- Death of Shaykh Tantawi, a voice of mediation -- Jihad, the U. S. -Egyptian relations, and hope in Obamania -- Egypt: solving problems and the little car that could -- Kick back, relax, and watch -- Glossary and abbreviations -- Facts and figures -- Major holidays in Egyptian culture -- Egypt-related organizations
Control code
ocn729344437
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xviii, 508 p.
Isbn
9781598842333
Lccn
2012020948
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) 1573103

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