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Copts at the CrossroadsThe Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Mariz Tadros

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the light of the escalation of sectarian tensions during and after Mubarak’s reign, the predicament of the Arab world’s largest religious minority, the Copts, has come to the forefront. This book ... More

Temple of the WorldSanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Miroslav Verner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Despite the prominence of ancient temples in the landscape of Egypt, books about them are surprisingly rare. This new and essential publication from a prominent Czech scholar answers the need for a ... More

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

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 Red Sea from Byzantium to the CaliphateAD 500-1000

The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Timothy Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the historical process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to ... 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

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

Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle EastCase Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Dennis (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book aims at describing two major transformations that have been observed in the Middle East during the last thirty years: first, the accelerated changes in public policies toward neighborhoods ... 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

Translating Egypt's RevolutionThe Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Samia Mehrez (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This unique interdisciplinary collective project is the culmination of research and translation work conducted by AUC students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds who continue to witness ... More

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