eBook Middle East: Region in Transition: Egypt, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615303928
  • ISBN-13: 9781615303922
  • DDC: 962
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

The dynasties of ancient Egypt's pharaohs are among the more storied elements of Egypt's rich heritage, but the long era of foreign rule that followed has in many ways been more crucial to the development of Egypt's present-day ethos. While engendering much turbulence, this layered past has also made Egypt an intellectual hub that has spawned some of the most seminal works in Arab art and literature. This volume examines the Egyptian land and its peoples, culture, and history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Land.
2: Relief.
3: Drainage.
4: Soils.
5: Climate.
6: Plant and Animal Life.
7: People.
8: Ethnic Groups.
9: Languages.
10: Religion.
11: Settlement Patterns.
12: Demographic Trends.
13: Economy.
14: Agriculture and Fishing.
15: Resources and Power.
16: Manufacturing.
17: Finance.
18: Trade.
19: Services.
20: Labour and Taxation.
21: Transportation and Telecommunications.
22: Government and Society.
23: Constitutional Framework.
24: Health and Welfare.
25: Housing.
26: Education.
27: Cultural Life.
28: Daily Life and Social Customs.
29: The Arts.
30: Cultural Institutions.
31: Sports and Recreation.
32: Media and Publishing.
33: History.
34: From the Islamic Conquest to 1250.
35: The Mamlūk and Ottoman Periods (1250–1800).
36: From the French to the British Occupation (1798–1882).
37: The Period of British Domination (1882–1952).
38: The Revolution and the Republic.
39: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.