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65 L.E

Nasser His Life and Times

Anne Alexander
More than thirty years after his death, Gamal Abd-al-Nasser remains one of the Arab world’s towering figures. One of a small group of young officers who overthrew the British-backed King Farouq in 1952, Nasser was 36 years old when he became teh undisputed leader of Egypt. In 1956 he nationalized the...

120 L.E

Victoria College A History Revealed

Edited by Sahar Hamouda and Colin Clement
This book is at once the history of a remarkable and fascinating phenomenon—a British-style public school rooted in Egyptian soil boasting such alumni as King Hussein of Jordan, Omar Sharif, and Edward Said—and a reflection of the spirit of Alexandria during the first half of the twentieth century. Its...

120 L.E

Zamalek The Changing Life of a Cairo Elite, 1850–1945

Chafika Hamamsy
Between the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha (1805–48) and the end of the Second World War, a dramatic transformation of the Egyptian sociopolitical scene took place, particularly within the confines of the ruling class. During that period, and owing in large measure to Muhammad Ali’s reforms, a new class...

120 L.E

Egypt’s Belle Epoque Cairo and the Age of the Hedonists

Trevor Mostyn
Egypt’s Belle Epoque was a period of incredible extravagance during which Khedive Ismail’s Cairo became the mirror image of decadent Paris. The glamour and hedonism of the era reached its peak with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Kings and emperors, artists, writers, and Europe’s most sophisticated...

90 L.E

Egypt as a Woman Nationalism, Gender, and Politics

Beth Baron
This original and historically rich book examines the influence of gender in shaping the Egyptian nation from the nineteenth century through the revolution of 1919 and into the 1940s. In Egypt as a Woman, Beth Baron divides her narrative into two strands: the first analyzes the gendered language and...

50 L.E

Bedouin Life in the Egyptian Wilderness

Joseph J. Hobbs
Joseph Hobbs lived with the Khushmaan Ma'aza clan for nearly two years in Egypt's Eastern Desert. His work includes a wealth of ethnographic detail about Bedouin beliefs, values, and lifeways. He shows how the Ma'aza have evolved from being abusers to being preservers of the natural environment, and...

120 L.E

Ghost Riders of Upper Egypt A Study of Spirit Possession

A classic anthropological case study from the 1930s, translated into English for the first time
Hans Alexander Winkler Translated and introduced by Nicholas S. Hopkins
In 1933 the German anthropologist Hans Alexander Winkler came across a ‘spirit medium’ named ‘Abd al-Radi in a village near Luxor in Upper Egypt. ‘Abd al-Radi was periodically possessed by the ghost of his uncle, and in that state passed messages to those who came to seek help. In an intense study, Winkler...

120 L.E

Global Dreams Class, Gender, and Public Space in Cosmopolitan Cairo

A look at the new face of Cairo after economic liberalization
Anouk de Koning
At the start of the twenty-first century, Cairo’s cityscape has acquired a spectacular global touch. Its luxurious five-star hotels, high-rise office buildings, immaculately clean malls, and swanky coffee shops serving café latte and caesar salad, along with the budding gated communities in the city’s...

80 L.E

Women, Reproduction, and Health in Rural Egypt

Hind Khattab and Nabil Younis and Huda Zurayk
The research body on which this volume is based has been internationally recognized as a pioneering example of interdisciplinary collaboration. Utilizing innovative field methods that combine the best of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and anthropology, the study examines the reproductive health of...

80 L.E

Upper Egypt Identity and Change

A new set of studies of Upper Egypt’s social dynamics
Edited by Nicholas S. Hopkins and Reem Saad
Upper Egypt (the Sa’id) is often portrayed as a source of disruption and unpredictability in the broader Egyptian system. Upper Egypt: Identity and Change corrects that image by laying out the order in the meaningful life of Upper Egyptians. That order is based on a strong sense of regional identity...

90 L.E

The Pedagogy of Empowerment Community Schools as a Social Movement in Egypt

Malak Zaalouk
This new study weaves anthropological detail with hard facts and analysis as it takes the reader to visit the community schools of Upper Egypt. It offers a historical understanding of the initiative whilst carefully embedding it in the political and economic global context of the late twentieth century....

75 L.E

The Liberation of Women and The New Woman Two Documents in the History of Egyptian Feminism

Qasim Amin Translated by Samiha Sidhom Peterson
Qasim Amin (1863–1908), an Egyptian lawyer, is best known for his advocacy of women’s emancipation in Egypt, through a number of works including The Liberation of Women and The New Woman. In the first of these important books in 1899, he started from the premise that the liberation of women was an essential...

75 L.E

Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?

Changes in Egyptian Society from 1950 to the Present An insightful book that provides a thought-provoking read to all those interested in the development and social history of Egypt with witty illustrations...
Galal Amin Illustrations by Golo
Based on both academic research and the author’s own personal experiences and impressions, this delightful and informative book examines the underlying causes of some of the more disturbing social, political, economic, and cultural phenomena that characterize Egyptian society in the 1990s. Egypt’s crisis...

75 L.E

Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization

From the author of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?
Galal Amin Translated by David Wilmsen Illustrations by Samir Abd al-Ghani
At the time of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952, the population of Egypt was around 22 million. At the end of 2002, it stood at 69 million, and was growing at a rate of 1.33 million a year. What happens to a society that grows so quickly, when the habitable and cultivable land of the country is strictly...

120 L.E

The Demographic Revolution in Modern Egypt

A clear study of population trends in Egypt
Warren C. Robinson and Fatma H. El-Zanaty
The Demographic Revolution in Modern Egypt describes the dramatic transition of Egypt’s fertility and mortality rates over the last two decades, from staggeringly high to surprisingly low. Warren C. Robinson and Fatma H. El-Zanaty delve into the reasons for the decline in fertility, including the relative...
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