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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Hany Takla

Gawdat Gabra (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt and in what was once Nubia, from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The ... More

Contesting Antiquity in EgyptArchaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Donald Malcolm Reid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The sensational discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb, close on the heels of Britain's declaration of Egyptian independence, accelerated the growth in Egypt of both Egyptology as a formal ... More

Crowds and SultansUrban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Amina Elbendary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167171
eISBN:
9781617976773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167171.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

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 ... More

El Alamein and the Struggle for North AfricaInternational Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Jill Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

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 Alamein ... More

The Medieval NileRoute, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

John Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This ground-breaking view of the navigational landscape of the Nile in medieval Egypt draws on a broad range of sources: medieval Arabic geographies; traveler accounts; archaeology; and ... More

Monarchs of the NileNew Revised Edition

Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

For over three thousand years, the ancient Egyptian monarchy lasted in a recognizable form, with the king as its central figure, the supreme head of the administrative, religious, political, and ... More

Mrs. Naunakhte & FamilyThe Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The so-called Will of Naunakhte (1154 BCE) has become rightly famous in Egyptology. Naunakhte was a woman from the New Kingdom village of Deir al-Medina who made a statement in court about her ... More

Mrs. TsenhorA Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Reconstruction of the actual life of the ancient Egyptian female entrepreneur Tsenhor daughter of Nesmin (6th-5th century BCE). Her papers—papyri written in Demotic—are now kept in museums in London, ... More

Nasser's Blessed MovementEgypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Joel Gordon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book explores the early years of military rule in Egypt following the Free Officers' coup d'etat of 1952. Enriched by interviews with actors in and observers of the events, the book shows how ... More

Ottoman Egypt and the Emergence of the Modern World1500-1800

Ottoman Egypt and the Emergence of the Modern World: 1500-1800

Nelly Hanna

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166648
eISBN:
9781617975905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166648.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter questions the mainstream view that has identified the main sources of modern world history as the Reformation, the expansion of Europe into America and Asia, the formation of trading ... More

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