Pages: 228
Subject: History
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: black & white illustrations


A Short History

James P. Jankowski

From the time of Tutankhamon to the development of modern Egypt this new book offers a penetrating account of a land full of contrasts, where the fertile and the barren, the past and the present, exist side by side.
9781851682409 (28 Sep 2000)
RRP £21.00 / US$30.00

The Book

Drawing on the latest scholarship, Jankowski provides a unique insight into the economic, political, and social history of Egypt. He focuses particularly on the last two centuries, and on the key topics such as the Nasser regime and the contemporary struggle between the state and Islamic activists.

Additional Information

Subject History
Pages 228
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations black & white illustrations


About the Author

James Jankowski is Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A former Fulbright Fellow and expert on modern Egyptian history, he is author or co-author of four books and numerous articles.

Table of Contents

1 Pharaonic Egypt

2. Greco-Roman Egypt

3. Islamic Egypt

4. Ottoman Egypt

5. modernizing Egypt/ Colonizing Egypt

6. Liberal Egypt

7. Revolutionary Egypt

8. Whose Egypt?