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American Travelers on the Nile  
By Andrew Oliver

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, ending the War of 1812, allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Medical students went to Paris, artists to Rome, academics to Göttingen, and tourists to...

 
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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians  
By Edward William Lane, Introduced by Jason Thompson

Few works about the Middle East have exerted such wide and long-lasting influence as Edward William Lane’s An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. First published in 1836,...

 
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Contesting Antiquity in Egypt  
By Donald Malcolm Reid

The history of the struggles for control over Egypt's antiquities, and their repercussions during a period of intense national ferment

 
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Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt, 1218–1250  
By Kurt J. Werthmuller

Using the life and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, 75th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, along with a variety of Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this study explores the identity and...

 
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Crowds and Sultans  
By Amina Elbendary

During the fifteenth century, the Mamluk sultanate that had ruled Egypt and Syria since 1249–50 faced a series of sustained economic and political challenges to its rule, from the effects of...

 
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Dividing the Nile  
By David E. Mills

Most scholarship has attributed Sudanese independence in 1956 to British dominance of the Condominium, historical animosity toward Egypt, or the emergence of Sudanese nationalism. Dividing the Nile...

 
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Doria Shafik, Egyptian Feminist  
By Cynthia Nelson

Doria Shafik (1908-1975), an Egyptian feminist, poet, publisher, and political activist, participated in one of her country’s most explosive periods of social and political transformation. During...

 
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Egypt from Alexander to the Copts  
By Edited By Bagnall, Dominic W. Rathbone

A guide to Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt, in an updated and revised electronic edition

 
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El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa  
By Edited by Jill Edwards

This new collection of studies presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands.
From the ongoing Italian geomorphic study of the...

 
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Farewell Shiraz  
By Cyrus Kadivar

A poignant memoir of pre-1979 Iran and the human drama behind the fall of the last shah

 
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