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AbusirThe Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more ... More

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Edward William Lane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

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, this ... More

Afterglow of EmpireEgypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... More

The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Lise Manniche

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the most fascinating sculptures to have survived from ancient Egypt are the colossal statues of Akhenaten, erected at the beginning of his reign in his new temple to the Aten at Karnak. ... More

Amarna SunriseEgypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166334
eISBN:
9781617976537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The latter part of the fifteenth century BC saw Egypt's political power reach its zenith, with an empire that stretched from beyond the Euphrates in the north to much of what is now Sudan in the ... More

Amarna SunsetNefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian
Counter-Reformation

Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten's religious revolution in the fourteenth century BC. Beginning at the regime's high-point ... More

Arab CinemaHistory and Cultural Identity

Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Viola Shafik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book combines economic, ideological, and aesthetic narrative history with thought-provoking analysis. It provides an overview of cinema in the Arab world, tracing the industry's development from ... More

Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first CenturyThe Primacy of Empowerment

Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Bahgat Korany (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166587
eISBN:
9781617975912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In addition to its emphasis on the primacy of change and dynamics rather than static snapshots, this book looks critically at development studies and policies. Originally prepared as the ... More

The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Malek Khouri

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163548
eISBN:
9781617970153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents an up-to-date study on Youssef Chahine's work. The methodological approach of the book, and more precisely the discussion of the theme of Arab national unity from a post-colonial ... More

Arab Spring in EgyptRevolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Bahgat Korany and Rabab El-Mahdi (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165368
eISBN:
9781617971365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book tries to answer three questions: 1) A ‘why’ question: the reason we have been surprised by the arrival of the ‘Arab Spring.’ Do we have the right conceptual lenses to understand the region ... More

Arab Women WritersA Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Radwa Ashour, Ferial Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a critical review of Arab women writers from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. This study—first published in Arabic in 2004—looks at ... More

An Armenian Artist in Ottoman CairoYuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Magdi Guirguis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers an unique window onto the social history of Cairo in the eighteenth century. Yuhanna al-Armani has long been known by historians of Coptic art as an eighteenth-century Armenian icon ... More

Babylon of EgyptThe Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Peter Sheehan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major project to lower the groundwater level affecting the churches and ... More

The Bazaar in the Islamic CityDesign, Culture, and History

The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Mohammad Gharipour (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The main objective of this book is to explore the dynamics of the bazaar within a broad socio-spatial and political perspective by investigating a number of case studies from North Africa to the ... More

Bedouins by the LakeEnvironment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Ahmed Belal and John Briggs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sustainable development and environmental change have become two of the watchwords of the new century. But what do they mean for ordinary people living in some of the harshest environments in the ... More

Beyond The VictimThe Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Kamal Fahmi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Street children—abandoned or runaway children living on their own—can be found in cities all over the world, and their numbers are growing despite numerous international programs aimed at helping ... More

Cairo ContestedGovernance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Diane Singerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This cross-disciplinary, ethnographic, contextualized, and empirical book explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. ... More

Cairo CosmopolitanPolitics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Diane Singerman and Paul Amar (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the cities of the Arab world, while the media focus overwhelmingly on questions of religiosity and war, the future of urban modernity and political globalism is taking shape. As the Egyptian state ... More

Caliph of CairoAl-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Paul E. Walker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

One night in the year 411/1021, the powerful ruler of Fatimid Cairo, al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, rode out of the southern gates of his city and was never seen again. Was the caliph murdered, or could he ... More

The Changing Middle EastA New Look at Regional Dynamics

The Changing Middle East: A New Look at Regional Dynamics

Bahgat Korany (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163531
eISBN:
9781617970368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163531.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the era of globalization, change is the order of the day, but the conventional view of the Arab Middle East is that of a rigid and even stagnant region. This book counters the static perception ... More

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