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Marcus SimaikaFather of Coptic Archaeology

Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Marcus Pasha Simaika (1864–1944) was born to a prominent Coptic family on the eve of the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the British occupation of Egypt. From a young age he developed a passion ... More

Christianity and Monasticism in Northern EgyptBeni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished in the northern part of Upper Egypt and in the Nile Delta, from Beni Suef to the Mediterranean coast. The chapters in this volume, written by ... More

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

Tombs of the South Asasif NecropolisNew Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Elena Pischikova (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book is the second joint publication of the members of the American–Egyptian South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the Ministry of State for Antiquities and directed ... More

Protecting Pharaoh's TreasuresMy Life in Egyptology

Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Growing up in Egypt's Nile Delta, the author was fascinated by the magnificent pharaonic monuments from an early age, and as a student dreamed of conducting excavations and working in the Egyptian ... More

The Oslo AccordsA Critical Assessment

The Oslo Accords: A Critical Assessment

Petter Bauck and Mohammed Omer (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789774167706
eISBN:
9781617975486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167706.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

More than twenty years have passed since Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) concluded the Oslo Accords, or Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements for ... More

ZarSpirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Hager El Hadidi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Zar is both a possessing spirit and a set of reconciliation rites between the spirits and their human hosts: living in a parallel yet invisible world, the capricious spirits manifest their anger by ... More

Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Dalia M. Gouda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167638
eISBN:
9781617978142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167638.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

From the 1980s onward, billions of dollars were poured into irrigation improvement programs in Egypt. These aimed at improving local Nile water management through the introduction of more ... 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

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

Sustainability and Innovation

Sustainability and Innovation

Salah M. El-Haggar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

One of the most urgent problems facing the world today is environmental sustainability. Current practices of pollution control, waste treatment, and environmental protection are not only hugely ... More

Subjects of Empires/Citizens of StatesYemenis in Djibouti and Ethiopia

Subjects of Empires/Citizens of States: Yemenis in Djibouti and Ethiopia

Samson A. Bezabeh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167294
eISBN:
9781617976797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167294.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Although the Horn of Africa was historically one of the earliest destinations for Yemeni migrants, it has been overlooked by scholars, who have otherwise meticulously documented the Yemeni presence ... 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

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

Occupied LivesMaintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Nina Gren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Media coverage of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict does not necessarily enhance one’s knowledge or understanding of the Palestinians; on the contrary, they are often reduced to either victims or ... 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

Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished along the Nile in Middle Egypt, the region stretching from al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) to Dayr al-Ganadla. The contributors to this volume, ... More

Wonderful ThingsA History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Jason Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, ... More

Egypt's Desert DreamsDevelopment or Disaster?

Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

David Sims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Egypt has placed its hopes on developing its vast and empty deserts as the ultimate solution to the country’s problems. New cities, new farms, new industrial zones, new tourism resorts, and new ... More

Dividing the NileEgypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan 1918-56

Dividing the Nile: Egypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan 1918-56

David E. Mills

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166389
eISBN:
9781617975882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166389.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Dividing the Nile offers a new perspective on Anglo-Egyptian rule in the Sudan. Most scholarship has attributed Sudanese independence in 1956 to British dominance of the Condominium, historical ... More

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