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Reviews for The American University in Cairo Press

“The American University in Cairo Press is the Arab world’s top foreign-language publishing house. It has transformed itself into one of the leading players in the dialog between East and West.”—Egypt Today
 

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Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873–1999 by Radwa Ashour et al., eds. 
“An immense, indispensable resource.”—Choice 
“As a women’s studies librarian, I treasure this guide as a reference tool.”—Feminist Collections
 
Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation by Aidan Dodson
“Intriguing and involving historical study and extrapolation. Amarna Sunset is an absolute “must” for college library Egyptology collections.”—Midwest Book Review
 
What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience by Hanaa Kheir-El-Din, ed. 
“A strong work of scholarship that brings together some of Egypt’s brightest macroeconomic experts . . . . provides a strong background for anyone who wants a better understanding of where Egypt’s economy is coming from and where it is likely going.”—Business Monthly
 
Egypt’s Culture Wars: Politics and Practice by Samira Mehrez
“This book is an excellent introduction into contemporary Arabic literature (especially Egyptian) and window into the world of culture in Egypt in the dawn of the 21st century. Mehrez is not a disinterested observer, but rather an active participant as a professor of Arabic literature at the American University in Cairo. She herself has been a party to a battle in the war she presents. The war has been much larger, however, especially in literature, but also in other areas.”—The Global Ministries
 
Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity. New Revised Edition by Viola Shafik
“Intelligent, perceptive, and elegantly written, this volume deserves a broad readership . . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice
 
Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City by Peter Sheenhan
“A Landmark study . . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice
 
 Edward William Lane, 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist by Jason Thompson
A literary monument.”—DAVO-Nachrichten
 
“Compelling and colorful.”—Saudi Aramco World
“An exhaustive source of information on Lane, his life, and his scholarship . . . . The book engagingly captures both the flavor and facts of Lane’s rich life.”—Egyptian Archaeology
“Jason Thompson has eloquently and evocatively supplemented Lane’s own observations and conjured up the colors, noises, and smells of Muhammad ‘Ali’s Egypt.”—Robert Irwin, Times Literary Supplement
 
Visionaries of Silence: The Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo by Earle H. Waugh

“Earle Waugh has produced an intriguing study of the Cairene Demirdashiya Sufi order. Waugh’s work is punctuated by beautiful passages indicating his sensitivity and skill as a writer.”—The Muslim World Book Review