Synopses & Reviews
Volume 2 traces Egypt's modern history from the Ottoman conquest to the present day. Its conclusions reflect the work of older scholarship and indicate present trends and future directions in the historiography of Egypt. The volume's integrated coverage will make it an ideal reference tool for students, scholars and general readers.
"It is a pleasure to crack the pages of The Cambridge History of Egypt, a new, long-overdue enterprise in a venerable series." Virginia H. Aksan, Historian
"...an exceedingly valuable, comprehensive, and readable source for serious students and faculty interested in greater depth, more recent scholarship, and bibliographic reference." Choice
"...a compilation that will surely rank as a standard work in the literature." Journal of Palestine Studies
"...Petrie, Daly, and their many authors do an excellent job of offering a traditional history (dates and kings, culture and economics)..." Middle East Quarterly
"...a valuable book." James Janowski, American Historical Review
The first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history for student and scholarly reference.
Table of Contents
1. Ottoman Egypt, 1525-1609 Michael Winter; 2. Egypt in the seventeenth century Jane Hathaway; 3. Egypt in the eighteenth century Daniel Crecelius; 4. Culture in Ottoman Egypt Nell Hanna; 5. The French occupation of Egypt, 1798-1801 Daniel Dykstra; 6. The era of Mehmed Ali Pasha, 1805-1848 Khaled Fahmy; 7. Egypt under the successors of Muhammad Ali F. Robert Hunter; 8. The Egyptian empire, 1805-1885 Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim; 9. The Urabi revolution and the British conquest, 1879-1882 Donald Malcolm Reid; 10. The British occupation, 1882-1922 M. W. Daly; 11. Social and economic change in the 'long nineteenth century' Ehud Toledano; 12. Egypt's liberal age Selma Botman; 13. Egypt: society and economy, 1923-1952 Joel Beinin; 14. Republican Egypt interpreted: revolution and beyond Alain Roussillon; 15. Modern Egyptian culture in the Arab world Paul Starkey.