Egypt has experienced tumultuous events in recent years, especially starting with the uprisings and revolution of 2011. This second edition of The History of Egypt not only provides readers with in-depth information on events of the last decade—such as the Arab Spring, the removal of Hosni Mubarak from office, and the protests against Mohamed Morsi’s presidency—but also provides key background with chapters addressing previous periods of the country’s history, starting from pre-Islamic times to pharaonic to Byzantine.
The volume offers an objective history of Egypt that is uniquely appropriate for a high school audience. This expanded and extensively updated second edition provides new content and media photographs that help bring recent events to life for readers without previous knowledge about the topic. It also includes coverage of important events in long-ago Egyptian history that lends valuable perspective to events in the 21st century, such the nation’s transformation into a Muslim and Arab country and Egypt’s post-1778 imperialism and modernization through World War I.
- Provides a clear, concise account of the entire course of Egyptian history that is ideal for a variety of nonspecialist readers—high school and college students in particular
- Written by an author with a lifetime of study of both Egyptian and Middle Eastern history and political science
- Concentrates on the modern period, notably Egypt in the 20th and early 21st centuries