Download A History of Egypt: From the Arab Conquest to the Present by Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot PDF

By Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

Автор - профессор истории Ближнего и Среднего Востока Калифорнийского Университета - в своей книге даёт краткий курс истории Египта - от завоевания государства арабами, через эпоху мамлюков, объединение Египта в Османской империи, либеральные эксперименты в конституционном правительстве в начале двадцатого столетия, продолжившиеся в годы Насера и Садата, до настоящего времени, характеризующегося появлением новых политических партий, укреплением исламского фундаментализма и постепенного изменения отношения к женщинам.Образцы сканов:

Show description

Read or Download A History of Egypt: From the Arab Conquest to the Present PDF

Best egypt books

Pyramid (Eyewitness Guides)

Pyramids aren't in simple terms present in Egypt, even though those are most likely the simplest identified. become aware of the secrets and techniques at the back of the entire pyramids - Egyptian, Sudanese, Aztec and Mayan - via this "Eyewitness Guide". The images and textual content mix to bare the structure and building of a number of the pyramid varieties, the treasures they comprise, transporting readers throughout the fake passages and traps set to forestall tomb robbers within the nice Pyramid, to the Aztec temples of the solar and Moon, their sacrifice rituals, and the way they got their never-ending provide of sufferers 50,000 within the final years.

Naukratis: Trade in Archaic Greece (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology)

Archaic Naukratis used to be a hectic buying and selling position within the Western Delta of the Nile, well known for its sanctuaries and courtesans, granting the Greeks entry to Egyptian grain and comfort goods. Now, a couple of hundred years after the invention and excavation of Naukratis, the writer bargains the 1st full-length research of the archaeology and archaic historical past of this crucial web site.

Middle Egyptian Grammar: Sign List (SSEA Publication)

This signal checklist is designed as an accompaniment to James Hoch's heart Egyptian Grammar, a pragmatic path for college kids of the traditional Egyptian language.

Living the Lunar Calendar

Lunar calendars be afflicted by an inherent uncertainty within the size of every month and the variety of months within the yr. Variable atmospheric stipulations, climate and the acuity of the attention of an observer suggest that the 1st sighting of the hot moon crescent can by no means be identified prematurely. Calendars which depend on such observations to outline the start of a brand new month accordingly be afflicted by this loss of sure bet as to if a month will start on a given day or the following.

Extra resources for A History of Egypt: From the Arab Conquest to the Present

Sample text

At first the mamluks resorted to taxing the urban communities the age of the mamluks 39 more rapaciously than hitherto, which led to political turmoil and unrest among the mamluks themselves and between them and the population in general. Finally the mamluks monopolized the trade in spices and sugar to pay for their military expenditure and their luxury imports and, by thus establishing a state monopoly of spices and fixing the price of spices sold, they ruined the economic prosperity of the country, albeit for a limited period.

The anomaly of a Shii ruler, ruling through a Sunni vizier, who was also lieutenant to a Sunni ruler, was not lost on Saladin, a fervent Sunni, who determined to bring the Fatimi dynasty to an end. In the meantime prayers on Friday were recited in the names of both the Fatimi caliph and the Syrian ruler. The mention of the name of the ruler during the Friday prayers is one of the signs of kingship in Muslim lands. Saladin’s reputation among the Egyptians was enhanced by a series of skirmishes with Crusaders which ended in victory.

Hulagu’s forces, unchallenged by any army, moved westward to occupy Syria. The only army capable of standing up to the Mongols were the mamluks of Egypt, who under the leadership of Baibars defeated the Mongols in the battle of Ain Jalut (the Eye of Goliath). Baibars hoped to be rewarded by the governorship of the province of Syria for his victory, but when he was baulked in his ambitions he conspired with other mamluk amirs (generals), and they assassinated the mamluk general who had been placed on the throne and replaced him with Baibars in 1260.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 46 votes