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Known and loved throughout Egypt as a work that celebrates the national character, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouzs Thebes at War tells of a high point in Egyptian history-ancient Egypts defeat of Asiatic foreigners who had dominated northern Egypt for two hundred years.

With a visit from a court official and a provocative insult, the southern pharaohs long simmering resentment boils over, leading him to commit himself and his heirs to an epic struggle for the throne. Filled with the grand clash of armies, staggering defeats, daring escapes, and glorious victories, and written at a time when Egypt was again under the sway of foreign powers, Thebes at War is a resounding call to remember Egypts long and noble history.

About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz is the most prominent author of Arabic fiction today. He was born in 1911 in Cairo and began writing at the age of seventeen. His first novel was published in 1939. Since then he has written nearly forty novel-length works and hundreds of short stories. In 1988 Mr. Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He lives in the Cairo suburb of Agouza with his wife and two daughters.

Humphrey Davies (translator) took first class honors in Arabic at Cambridge University and holds a doctorate in Near East Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. His translations from Egyptian literature range from the Ottoman period to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400076697
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Translator:
Davies, Humphrey
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Thebes (Egypt: Extinct city)
Subject:
Egypt History To 332 B.C.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.04x5.26x.56 in. .46 lbs.

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