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    DescriptionIn A History of Egypt," " Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely presented as a comprehensive panorama because scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras--prehistoric, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern--that are not often studied in relation to one another. In this daringly ambitious project, drawing on the most current scholarship as well as his own research, Thompson makes the case that few if any other countries have as many threads of continuity running through their entire historical experience. With its unprecedented scope and lively and readable style, A History of Egypt""offers students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile.

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    A History of Egypt
    From Earliest Times to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jason Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 382
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307473523
    ISBN 10: 030747352X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    DC22: 962
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000
    Abridged Dewey: 962
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 962
    B&T Approval Code: A15503030
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT77 .T46 2009
    Anchor Books
    Imprint name
    Anchor Books
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jason Thompson is a professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Colby College.
    Review quote
    "A remarkable work of synthesis, cohesion, and understanding.... Wonderfully vivid.... Extremely readable.... This is the first major work of its kind and it succeeds triumphantly." --"Al-Ahram Weekly" "Full of insights.... Thompson's tone suggests a deep respect for Egypt and its history.... Packing it all into one book without any major errors of omission or emphasis requires considerable skill and breadth of vision." --"Daily News Egypt"
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments Preface Maps   1. The Gift of the Nile 2. The Birth of Egyptian Civilization: Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt 3. The Old Kingdom 4. The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom 5. The Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom 6. The Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period 7. Ptolemaic Egypt 8. Egypt in the Roman Empire 9. Coptic Egypt 10. The Advent of Islam 11. The Fatimids and Ayyubids 12. The Mamluks 13. Egypt in the Ottoman Empire 14. The Birth of Modern Egypt 15. Mid-Nineteenth-Century Egypt 16. The British Occupation of Egypt 17. The Parliamentary Era 18. Nasser 19. Sadat 20. Mubarak and Beyond   Notes Recommended Reading Image Sources Index