By Arthur Goldschmidt Jr

This moment version of student Arthur Goldschmidt offers a concise survey of Egyptian heritage because the mid-eighteenth century. It makes a speciality of Egypt's evolution as a countryside, dispelling universal misconceptions approximately Egypt's smooth heritage. Professor Goldschmidt calls upon contemporary Egyptian and Western scholarship to rfile pivotal issues, comparable to the 1952 revolution, and to light up controversies, comparable to these surrounding Sadat's position within the 1973 struggle with Israel. Modern Egypt is anecdotal in addition to authoritative, overlaying social historical past, faith, politics, economics, army historical past, geography, or even the psychology of chosen leaders. Faruq's impotence, Nasir's paranoia, and Sadat's glamour are all offered as they relate to coverage motivations and results. Modern Egypt paves the best way to a transparent knowing of occasions best as much as the Camp David accords of 1978 after which issues past them to the emergent Muslim competition, Sadat's assassination, and Mubarak's regime.This ebook is directed to scholars, reporters, diplomats, international viewers and long term citizens, and businesspeople who must be acquainted with Egypt, its function in heart East affairs, and its involvement with the countries of the world."

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