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Historical dictionary of Egypt

Author: Arthur Goldschmidt
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
Series: Historical dictionaries of Africa (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Egypt was the first non-Western country to undergo an industrial revolution. It was a major commercial center during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was one of the first countries to have (albeit briefly) a constitutional government. Its struggle for independence was among the earliest in the non-Western world. Its capital, Cairo, has served as a headquarters and a meeting place for nationalist leaders. Its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Goldschmidt
ISBN: 9780810861893 0810861895
OCLC Number: 828193711
Notes: "This work is a dictionary of the history of Egypt since approximately 1760"--Page xiii.
Description: lii, 535 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acronyms and abbreviations --
Chronology --
Maps --
Introduction --
The dictionary --
Political leaders.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of Africa (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

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Egypt was the first non-Western country to undergo an industrial revolution. It was a major commercial center during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was one of the first countries to have (albeit briefly) a constitutional government. Its struggle for independence was among the earliest in the non-Western world. Its capital, Cairo, has served as a headquarters and a meeting place for nationalist leaders. Its schools and universities attracted students from many other African and Asian countries. For the Arab world, its educational and legal institutions set the pattern that most other Arabic-speaking countries have followed. Its books, magazines, and newspapers circulate widely. Its radio and television broadcasting became the model for other Arab states. The leadership of Jamal Abd al-Nasir and Anwar al-Sadat profoundly influenced other Arab and Third World leaders. And the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square became the iconic movement for the so-called "Arab Spring" in the rest of the Middle East. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Egypt covers its history from its emergence as an independent actor during the reign of Ali Bey (1760-1772) up to and including the first two years of the Arab Spring (February 2013). This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 hundred cross-referenced entries on of persons, events, institutions, political groups, economic and social conditions, policies, relationships with other countries, ideas, religions, ideologies, and commodities relevant to the modern history of Egypt. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Egypt.

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This updated dictionary, written by a well-known scholar of Middle Eastern history, focuses on the people, places, and institutions of the last two centuries of Egyptian history. This work covers Read more...

 
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