eBook Egypt, 1st Edition

  • Mona Russell
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  • ISBN-10: 159884234X
  • ISBN-13: 9781598842340
  • DDC: 962
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 454 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This handbook provides an overview of the society, culture, geography, history, and politics of contemporary Egypt.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
About the Author and Contributors.
Note on Transliteration.
Acknowledgments.
1: Geography.
2: Introduction.
3: Physical Landscapes.
4: State Formation.
5: Human Landscapes.
6: Geopolitics.
7: Conclusion.
8: History.
9: Chronology.
10: Ancient Egypt.
11: Predynastic and Old Kingdom.
12: First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom, and Second Intermediate Period.
13: New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period.
14: Late Period: Rise of Foreign Domination.
15: Hellenic, Roman, and Coptic.
16: Ptolemaic and Roman Rule.
17: Coptic Egypt.
18: Medieval Egypt.
19: Islamic Conquest and Umayyad Rule.
20: Abbasid Revolution.
21: The Fatimids and Ayyubids.
22: The Mamluks.
23: Ottoman Egypt.
24: Direct Rule and Mamluk Resurgence.
25: The Beylicate.
26: The French Invasion.
27: Modern Egypt.
28: Age of Muhammad Ali.
29: Ibrahim, Abbas, and Said: The Beginnings of a Dynasty.
30: Ismail the Magnificent.
31: British Occupation: The Veiled Protectorate.
32: World War I, the Protectorate, and the 1919 Revolution.
33: The Liberal Era.
34: Revolution.
35: Sadat and Infitah.
36: The Mubarak Years.
37: Government and Politics.
38: Independence and Egypt’s Liberal Era: 1922–1952.
39: Nostalgia.
40: The Liberal Experiment and Triangular Politics.
41: Hollow Substitutes for Democracy, 1952–1976.
42: The Revolution.
43: The Liberation Rally, National Union, and Arab Socialist Union.
44: The Harsh Reality of Nasserist Authoritarianism and the June War.
45: Sadat: The Early Years, Consolidating Power.
46: Infitah Politics, Mid-1970s to 2000s.
47: Controlled Democracy under Sadat.
48: Mubarak: A Path Clearly Beaten or a Clearly Beaten Path, the First Decade.
49: Elections of the 1990s and the Early 2000s.
50: Dynamism and Stagnation in Recent Politics, 2000 to Present.
51: Egypt’s Court System.
52: Conclusion.
53: Economy.
54: Overview.
55: The Egyptian Economy Today.
56: Egypt’s Economic Structure.
57: Egypt’s Industry.
58: Egypt’s Industrial Revolutions.
59: Corruption and Revolution.
60: Egypt’s Industries after the Revolution.
61: Labor.
62: Labor Market Conditions in 2012.
63: Labor Laws and Unemployment.
64: Trade, Finance, and Banque-Misr.
65: The Egyptian Financial System.
66: Recruiting Diverse Investors for Banque-Misr (Deeb 1976).
67: Joint-Stock Companies Established by Banque-Misr 1929–1939 (Banque-Misr 2012).
68: Religious Guidelines for Banking.
69: Banque-Misr Achievements, 1920–1960.
70: Trade and Finance, 1960–2011.
71: January 2011 and Its Impact on the Financial Situation.
72: Society.
73: Religion and Thought.
74: Islam: A Way of Life.
75: Islam: The Basics.
76: Islam: A Religion of Social Justice, the Origins.
77: Islam: The Misunderstood Aspects.
78: The Copts in Egypt.
79: Forgotten Citizens: Jews of Egypt.
80: We Cannot be Citizens Because There is No Field.
81: Popular Religion: Sufism and Other Trends.
82: Social Classes and Ethnicity.
83: Ancient Egyptian Society: Setting the Stage.
84: The Riddle of Modern Egyptian Identity.
85: Race, Religion, and Class.
86: Nineteenth-Century Change.
87: From the 1919 Revolution to the 1952 Revolution.
88: Social Class in the Era of Infitah.
89: Women.
90: Introduction.
91: 1800–1848.
92: 1848 to World War I.
93: World War I, 1919 Revolution, and Egypt’s Liberal Era.
94: 1952 to Present.
95: Culture, Religion, and Marriage.
96: Education.
97: Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish Traditional Education.
98: The Birth of the Modern Educational System.
99: The Egyptian Mind Occupied.
100: Liberal Era.
101: Education after the Revolution.
102: Culture.
103: Language.
104: A History.
105: Language and Education.
106: Arabic in Egypt Today.
107: Etiquette.
108: Overview.
109: Proverbs.
110: Literature.
111: Writers in Poetry and Fiction.
112: Respected Writers of the Past.
113: The Woman’s Role in Egyptian Life and Literature.
114: Female Writers.
115: Latest Trends and Writers.
116: Literary Journals and Magazines.
117: The New Literature: Literary Blogosphere and Online Presence.
118: Authors in Exile.
119: New Wave Publishers and Bookshops to Whet the Reader’s Appetite.
120: Art and Architecture.
121: Overview.
122: Production and Reception of Egyptian Art.
123: Egyptology and Egyptomania.
124: Art Museums with Significant Collections of Egyptian Art.
125: Egyptian Music.
126: Ancient Egyptian Music.
127: Coptic Music.
128: Arab Music.
129: Modern Music.
130: Food.
131: From Ancient to Modern.
132: Today’s Table.
133: Holiday Foods.
134: Recipe Appendix.
135: Sports and Leisure.
136: Introduction.
137: Coffee, Tea, and Coffeehouses.
138: Traditional Celebrations.
139: Less Time for Fun and Games, New Venues for Play.
140: Leveling the Playing Field.
141: Soccer: The Great Rivalry and International Competition.
142: Vacations and Leisure.
143: Popular, Youth, and Consumer Culture.
144: Consuming Desires.
145: New Shopping Districts.
146: From Nationalization to Infitah.
147: The Rise of the Mall and New Fashion Trends.
148: The New Coffeehouse Culture.
149: Internet Culture.
150: Nightlife: Bars, Clubs, and Discotheques.
151: Performing Arts: Theater, Dance, Film.
152: Theater: The Beginnings.
153: Shadow Theater.
154: From the French Invasion to the British Occupation.
155: The Pinnacle of Egyptian Theater, 1882–1952.
156: Theater after the 1952 Revolution.
157: Dance.
158: Film.
159: Contemporary Issues.
160: Before and after the Revolution.
161: January 25 Movement.
162: Peace with Israel and the Gaza Border.
163: HIV and AIDS.
164: Women, Population, and the Controversy over Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
165: The City of Garbage, Swine Flu, and the Culling of the Pigs.
166: Sectarian Conflict.
167: Death of Shaykh Tantawi, a Voice of Mediation.
168: Jihad, the U.S.–Egyptian Relations, and Hope in Obamania.
169: Egypt: Solving Problems and the Little Car that could.
170: Kick Back, Relax, and Watch.
Glossary and Abbreviations.
Facts and Figures.
Major Holidays in Egyptian Culture.
Egypt-Related Organizations.
Annotated Bibliography.
Thematic Index.
Index.