Staff in the Department of Arabic
Publication details for Professor Paul Starkey1998 Starkey, Paul G. 'Modern Egyptian Culture in the Arab World', in Daly, M. W. & Petry, Carl F. (eds.), The Cambridge History of Egypt. II: Modern Egypt from 1517 to the End of the Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, pp. 463
- Publication type: Books: sections
- ISSN/ISBN: 0521633133
Author(s) from Durham
The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history through thirteen centuries, from the Arab conquest to the present day. The two-volume survey, written by international experts, considers the political, socio-economic, and cultural history of the world's oldest state, summarising the debates and providing insight into current controversies. Implicit in the project is the need to treat Egypt's history as a continuum and at the heart of any regional comparisons. As Egypt reclaims a leading role in the Islamic, Arab and Afro-Asian worlds, the project stands as testimony to its complex and vibrant past. Its balanced and integrated coverage will make an ideal reference tool for students, scholars, and general readers.