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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Publication details for Professor Paul Starkey

Image: Modern Egyptian Culture in the Arab World.Starkey, Paul G. (1998). Modern Egyptian Culture in the Arab World. In The Cambridge History of Egypt. II: Modern Egypt from 1517 to the End of the Twentieth Century. Daly, M. W. & Petry, Carl F. New York: Cambridge University Press. 463.
  • Publication type: Chapter in book
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521633133

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

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.